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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


Antonymsdomestic

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.


Synonymsstrange


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


Attributecuriousness, foreignness, strangeness, strangeness, unfamiliarity


Antonymsnative

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.


Synonymsalien


Similarextrinsic


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.


Synonymsextraneous


Similaradulterant, adulterating


Antonymspurifying









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