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Synonyms for stranger
ˈstreɪn dʒərstran·ger

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  1. strangernoun

    A person whom one does not know; a person who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.

    outsider, alien, foreign national, non-national, foreigner, non-resident, nonresident, nonnational

    countryman, one of us, citizen, resident, fellow, coutryman, acquaintance, compatriot, national, friend

  2. strangernoun

    A newcomer.

    newcomer, newbie

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. strangernoun

    A naturalized citizen is not an alien, though a foreigner by birth, and perhaps a stranger in the place where he resides. A person of foreign birth not naturalized is an alien, though he may have been resident in the country a large part of a lifetime, and ceased to be a stranger to its people or institutions. He is an alien in one country if his allegiance is to another. The people of any country still residing in their own land are, strictly speaking, foreigners to the people of all other countries, rather than aliens; but alien and foreigner are often used synonymously.

    alien, alien, foreigner

    citizen, countryman, fellow-countryman, native, native-born inhabitant, naturalized person

    Aliens to (more rarely from) our nation and laws; aliens in our land, among our people.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stranger

    foreigner, alien

    countryman, acquaintance, friend

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stranger, alien, unknownnoun

    anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found

    unknown region, extraterrestrial, unknown, terra incognita, unknown quantity, alien, noncitizen, outlander, extraterrestrial being, foreigner

    acquaintance, friend

  2. strangernoun

    an individual that one is not acquainted with

    unknown, alien

    acquaintance, friend

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. strangernoun

    foreigner, alien

  2. strangernoun

    guest, visitor

  3. strangeradjective

    foreign, alien

  4. strangeradjective

    unacquainted, unknown

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How to use stranger in a sentence?

  1. Euripides:

    You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.

  2. Wendy Walsh:

    Men, on the other hand, tend to be less choosy with whom they mate, so it stands to reason that touch by a stranger increases the chances for a sexual opportunity.

  3. Albert Einstein:

    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

  4. The Hitopadesa:

    A stranger who is kind is a kinsman; an unkind kinsman is a stranger.

  5. Nikki Halley:

    It pains me to say that we live in a time when national pride is fading fast. Now, I’m no stranger to people hating on the United States. I saw it every day at the U.N. Dictators and thugs loved to get in front of the camera and tell the world how bad America is, it’s their favorite pastime, and as far as I can tell, it’s now the main purpose of the United Nations.

Translations for stranger

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  • غريب, أجنبيArabic
  • desconegut, estranger, forasterCatalan, Valencian
  • neznámý, cizinecCzech
  • dieithrynWelsh
  • fremmedDanish
  • Neuling, Ausländer, FremderGerman
  • νέος, άγνωστος, αλλοδαπός, ξένοςGreek
  • fremduloEsperanto
  • extranjero, desconocido, forasteroSpanish
  • غریبه, خارجیPersian
  • tulokas, tuntematon, muukalainenFinnish
  • inconnu, étrangère, étrangerFrench
  • strainséirIrish
  • coigreach, coimheachScottish Gaelic
  • परदेशी, विदेशी, अन्यदेशीय, अजनबीHindi
  • idegenekHungarian
  • նորեկ, անծանոթ, օտարականArmenian
  • straniero, stranieraItalian
  • זָרHebrew
  • 外人, 外国人, 知らない人Japanese
  • peregrinus, extraneusLatin
  • tautangataMāori
  • дојденец, туѓинец, странец, новодојденец, незнаник, незнајникMacedonian
  • vreemdeDutch
  • cudzoziemiec, przybysz, obcy, nieznajomyPolish
  • recém-chegado, estranho, estrangeiroPortuguese
  • чужой, незнакомец, инородец, пришелец, незнакомка, иностранка, чужеземец, посторонний, иностранец, новоприбывшийRussian
  • prìdošlica, došljàkinja, strȁnkinja, dòšljāk, stránac, tuđínacSerbo-Croatian
  • nykomling, främlingSwedish
  • ฝรั่งThai
  • پردیشی, اجنبیUrdu
  • người lạVietnamese

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