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English adjective: alien

1. alien not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something


SamplesAn economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism.
The mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper.
Jealousy is foreign to her nature.


Synonymsforeign


Similarextrinsic


Antonymsintrinsic, intrinsical

2. alien being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world


SamplesAlien customs.
Exotic plants in a greenhouse.
Exotic cuisine.


Synonymsexotic


Similarforeign, strange


Antonymsnative


English noun: alien

1. alien (person) a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country


Synonymsforeigner, noncitizen, outlander


Broader (hypernym)traveler, traveller


Narrower (hyponym)au pair, deportee, exile, gringo, import, importee, metic


Antonymscitizen

2. alien (person) anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found


Synonymsstranger, unknown


Broader (hypernym)interloper, intruder, trespasser


Narrower (hyponym)foreigner, outsider


Antonymsacquaintance, friend

3. alien (person) a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere


Synonymsextraterrestrial, extraterrestrial being


Broader (hypernym)hypothetical creature


English verb: alien

1. alien (possession) transfer property or ownership


SamplesThe will aliened the property to the heirs.


Synonymsalienate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)transfer

2. alien (emotion) arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness


SamplesShe alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious.


Synonymsalienate, disaffect, estrange


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)drift apart, drift away, wean









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