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English adjective: oriental

1. oriental denoting or characteristic of countries of Asia

SamplesOriental civilization.



English noun: Oriental

1. Oriental (person) a member of an Oriental race; the term is regarded as offensive by Asians (especially by Asian Americans)

Synonymsoriental person

Broader (hypernym)Asian, Asiatic

Narrower (hyponym)Evenki, Ewenki, gook, Mongol, Mongolian, slant-eye, yellow man, yellow woman

Member meronymMongolian race, Mongoloid race, Yellow race

Domain usagearchaicism, archaism, depreciation, derogation, disparagement

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