Synonyms of foreign


1. foreign (vs. domestic), abroad, overseas, external, international, outside(prenominal), international

usage: of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office"

2. foreign (vs. native), strange, adventive, alien, exotic, nonnative, established, naturalized, foreign-born, nonnative, imported, tramontane, unnaturalized, unnaturalised

usage: relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city"

3. alien, foreign, extrinsic (vs. intrinsic)

usage: not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature"

4. extraneous, foreign, adulterating (vs. purifying), adulterant

usage: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; "water free of extraneous matter"; "foreign particles in milk"

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Definition and meaning of foreign (Dictionary)