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English adjective: foreign

1. foreign of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

SamplesForeign trade.
A foreign office.

Similarabroad, external, international, outside, overseas

See alsointernational


2. foreign relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

SamplesForeign nations.
A foreign accent.
On business in a foreign city.


Similaradventive, alien, established, exotic, foreign-born, imported, naturalized, nonnative, nonnative, tramontane, unnaturalised, unnaturalized

Attributecuriousness, foreignness, strangeness, strangeness, unfamiliarity


3. foreign 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.



Antonymsintrinsic, intrinsical

4. foreign not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

SamplesWater free of extraneous matter.
Foreign particles in milk.


Similaradulterant, adulterating


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