Synonyms and Antonyms of foreign

  1. 1 being, relating to, or characteristic of a country other than one's own more Americans should take an interest in foreign languages Synonyms alien, nonnative Related Words imported, introduced, naturalized, transplanted; external, international, multiculti, multicultural, multilateral, multinational; foreign-born, nonindigenous; distant, far-off, overseas, remote; bizarre, exotic, outlandish, strange Near Antonyms endemic, local; aboriginal, indigenous Antonyms domestic, native

  2. 2 not being a vital part of or belonging to something pediatricians often have to remove peas or other foreign bodies from inside the ears of curious toddlers Synonyms accidental, adventitious, alien, extraneous, external, extrinsic, supervenientRelated Words exterior, outside; immaterial, inapplicable, insignificant, irrelevant; nonessential, unessential, unnecessaryNear Antonyms congenital, deep-seated, inborn, inbred; inside, interior, internal; basic, essential, necessaryAntonyms inherent, innate, intrinsic

  3. 3 relating to or involving two or more nations foreign trade has always been vital to the region's economic health Synonyms international, multinational, transnationalRelated Words intercontinental, transcontinentalNear Antonyms domestic, internal, national

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