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1. alien

adjective. ['ˈeɪliːən'] not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something.

Synonyms

  • extrinsic

Antonyms

  • repatriate
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Alien

  • episcopalian
  • topalian
  • raphalian
  • mammalian
  • bachailian
  • dalian
  • balian

How do you pronounce alien?

Pronounce alien as ˈeɪliən.

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Sentences with alien


1. Noun, singular or mass
You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, legal alien or national.

2. Adjective
Hawaii’s waters also support introduced alien marine plants, some of which have become invasive.

Quotes about alien


1. Those whom we most love are often the most alien to us.
- Christopher Paolini, Eldest

2. I understood books. I did not understand boys—especially alien boys.
- Jennifer L. Armentrout, Onyx

3. At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader.
- Alberto Manguel, A History of Reading

2. alien

adjective. ['ˈeɪliːən'] being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world.

Synonyms

  • strange
  • exotic

Antonyms

  • insignificance
  • inconsequence
  • export

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)

3. alien

noun. ['ˈeɪliːən'] a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country.

Synonyms

  • import
  • exile
  • traveler
  • traveller
  • foreigner
  • importee
  • metic
  • gringo
  • deportee
  • noncitizen
  • au pair

Antonyms

  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize
  • dehydrogenate

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)

4. alien

noun. ['ˈeɪliːən'] anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found.

Synonyms

  • trespasser
  • intruder
  • unknown
  • interloper
  • foreigner
  • outsider

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)

5. alien

noun. ['ˈeɪliːən'] a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere.

Synonyms

  • hypothetical creature
  • extraterrestrial being

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)

6. alien

verb. ['ˈeɪliːən'] transfer property or ownership.

Synonyms

  • transfer

Antonyms

  • assimilate
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)

7. alien

verb. ['ˈeɪliːən'] arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.

Synonyms

  • alienate
  • estrange
  • alter
  • modify
  • drift apart
  • change
  • wean
  • disaffect

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize

Etymology

  • alien (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • alienus (Latin)
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