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national

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of national

  1. of or relating to a nation played the home team's national anthem before the start of the soccer game Synonyms of national civil, public Words Related to national civic, federal, municipal; government, governmental; domestic, internal, intestine; democratic, republican; nationwide Near Antonyms of national global, international; alien, external, foreign Antonyms of national nonnational


national

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of national

  1. a person who owes allegiance to a government and is protected by it recommended that foreign nationals living in the region evacuate immediately Synonyms of national freeman, citizen, subjectWords Related to national compatriot, countryman; inhabitant, native, nonimmigrant, residentNear Antonyms of national foreigner, stranger; immigrant, nonnativeAntonyms of national alien, noncitizen

Synonym Discussion of national

citizen, subject, national mean a person owing allegiance to and entitled to the protection of a sovereign state. citizen is preferred for one owing allegiance to a state in which sovereign power is retained by the people and sharing in the political rights of those people.
    • the rights of a free citizen
subject implies allegiance to a personal sovereign such as a monarch.
    • the king's subjects
national designates one who may claim the protection of a state and applies especially to one living or traveling outside that state.
    • American nationals working in the Middle East


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