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1. foreign

adjective. ['ˈfɔrən, ˈfɑːrən'] of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own).

Synonyms

  • overseas
  • international
  • outside
  • external

Antonyms

  • national
  • citizen
  • acquaintance
  • unestablished

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Foreign

  • marren
  • marohn
  • garren
  • darren
  • cohron
  • charen
  • aren
  • ahren

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A common misspelling of foreign is foriegn

Example sentences of the word foreign


1. Adjective
Many students may never have the chance to travel outside their home countries apart from as foreign exchange students.

Quotes containing the word foreign


1. I hope I'm wrong, but I am afraid that Iraq is going to turn out to be the greatest disaster in American foreign policy - worse than Vietnam, not in the number who died, but in terms of its unintended consequences and its reverberation throughout the region.
- Madeleine Albright

2. When I was a child, adults would tell me not to make things up, warning me of what would happen if I did. As far as I can tell so far, it seems to involve lots of foreign travel and not having to get up too early in the morning.
- Neil Gaiman, Smoke and Mirrors

3. Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
- Virginia Woolf

2. foreign-born

adjective. of persons born in another area or country than that lived in.

Synonyms

  • strange
  • nonnative

Antonyms

  • familiarity
  • nativeness
  • domestic

3. foreign

adjective. ['ˈfɔrən, ˈfɑːrən'] relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world.

Synonyms

  • tramontane
  • alien
  • established
  • foreign-born
  • unnaturalised
  • nonnative
  • imported
  • exotic
  • naturalized
  • unnaturalized
  • foreignness
  • unfamiliarity
  • adventive
  • curiousness
  • strangeness

Antonyms

  • familiarity
  • nativeness
  • familiar
  • cismontane

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. foreign

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

Synonyms

  • extrinsic

Antonyms

  • unsettled
  • unorthodox

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. foreign

adjective. ['ˈfɔrən, ˈfɑːrən'] not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source.

Synonyms

  • adulterant
  • adulterating

Antonyms

  • unproved
  • unplanted
  • usualness

Etymology

  • forein (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • forain (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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