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foreign

for·eign

foreign

 
 
pronunciation:
faw rihn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in, from, or having to do with a country that is not one's own.
For people who live in Brazil, English is a foreign language.
antonyms:
domestic, internal
similar words:
alien, exotic, imported, international, introduced, non-native, overseas
definition 2: strange or not familiar.
City life was foreign to Anna, who had grown up on a farm.
synonyms:
alien, strange, unfamiliar
antonyms:
familiar
similar words:
exotic, new, unusual
derivations: foreignly (adv.), foreignness (n.)
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  • foreigner:
    a person who was born in or is from a foreign country.
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  country, film