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Synonyms for foreign
ˈfɔr ɪn, ˈfɒr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreign(adj)

    of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

    "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"

    extraneous, strange, alien

    homegrown, home(a), interior(a), purifying, autochthonous, intrinsical, native-born, domestic, national, autochthonic, native, municipal, indigenous, endemic, internal, intrinsic, autochthonal

  2. foreign, strange(adj)

    relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

    "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

    extraneous, strange, unknown, unusual, alien

    internal, indigenous, homegrown, autochthonic, native, endemic, domestic, home(a), purifying, autochthonous, intrinsic, native-born, autochthonal, intrinsical, national, interior(a), municipal

  3. alien, foreign(adj)

    not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

    "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"

    extraneous, exotic, alien, strange

    internal, domestic, autochthonic, purifying, national, native, interior(a), municipal, indigenous, home(a), intrinsical, autochthonal, endemic, intrinsic, autochthonous, homegrown, native-born

  4. extraneous, foreign(adj)

    not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

    "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

    immaterial, strange, impertinent, orthogonal, alien, external, outside, extraneous

    domestic, endemic, native-born, national, intrinsical, home(a), homegrown, autochthonous, purifying, interior(a), intrinsic, autochthonic, internal, native, municipal, autochthonal, indigenous


  1. foreign(adjective)

    indigenous, native, domestic

  2. foreign(adjective)

    From a different country.

    There are many more foreign students in Europe since the Erasmus scheme started.

    overseas, international

    indigenous, native, domestic

  3. foreign(adjective)

    belonging to a different culture.

    Eating with chopsticks was a foreign concept to him.

    alien, fremd

    domestic, native, indigenous

  4. foreign(adjective)

    Of an object, etc, in a place where it does not belong.

    foreign body


    indigenous, domestic, native

  5. foreign(adjective)

    domestic, native, indigenous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foreign(a)

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    alien, alien, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, distant, hostile, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foreign

    strange, exotic, outlandish, alien, irrelevant, extraneous

    domestic, native, congenial, pertinent, germane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foreign(a.)

    alien, outlandish, exotic, not native, not domestic, from abroad

  2. foreign(a.)

    remote, not allied, not pertinent, not appropriate, not congenial, not connected, not belonging

  3. foreign(a.)

    extraneous, extrinsic, adventitious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foreign(a)

    alien, extraneous, exotic, peregrine, remote, adventitious, inappropriate

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How to use foreign in a sentence?

  1. Barbara Sicalides:

    From an antitrust perspective, businesses have been complaining about OPEC and complaining about these foreign systems for years, i don't think it's an antitrust violation. It's certainly a change in policy.

  2. Sohrab Qaderi:

    It seems that clashes happened between Afghan and foreign forces during a raid or maybe there was a tactical mistake.

  3. Marie Yovanovitch:

    I had no agenda other than to pursue our stated foreign policy goals, i still find it difficult to comprehend that foreign and private interests were able to undermine U.S. interests in this way.

  4. Joe Biden:

    If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse President Trump power and abase our country. This behavior is particularly abhorrent because it exploits the foreign policy of our country and undermines our national security for political purposes. It means that President Trump used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation — a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia — pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor, such clear-cut corruption damages and diminishes our institutions of government by making them tools of a personal political vendetta. At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves, and direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to stop stonewalling and release the whistleblower notification to the Congress.

  5. Eliot Engel:

    The President veto sends a grim message that America's foreign policy is no longer rooted in our core values -- namely a respect for human rights -- and that The President views Congress not as a coequal branch of government, but an irritant to be avoided or ignored, worse still, The President veto is going to cost innocent lives. These weapons are going to continue fueling a reckless and brutal campaign of violence and exacerbating the world's worst humanitarian catastrophe.

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