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foreign

for·eign

foreign

 
pronunciation:
faw rihn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in, from, characteristic of, or involving a country that is not one's own.
She has never traveled to a foreign country.For people who live in Brazil, English is a foreign language.The government wants to establish greater foreign trade.
antonyms:
domestic, indigenous, internal
similar words:
alien, exotic, external, imported, international, introduced, non-native, nonindigenous, overseas
definition 2: situated in an improper or unexpected place.
It can be dangerous to have a foreign object in one's eye.
synonyms:
extraneous
similar words:
alien, extrinsic, inappropriate, incongruous
definition 3: unfamiliar or strange; alien.
These new ideas were foreign to me at the time.The university campus seemed huge and foreign at first.
synonyms:
alien, strange, unfamiliar
antonyms:
familiar
similar words:
exotic, new, unusual
definition 4: not pertinent; unrelated.
These facts are put in as filler and are foreign to the basic argument.
synonyms:
extraneous, irrelevant, unrelated
antonyms:
germane
similar words:
extrinsic, ulterior
derivations: foreignly (adv.), foreignness (n.)
Word Builder: foreign +
  • foreigner:
    a person who was born in or is from a foreign country.
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  country, film