Synonyms for foreign

Synonyms for (adjective) foreign

Synonyms: strange, foreign

Definition: relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Usage: foreign nations; a foreign accent; on business in a foreign city

Similar words: adventive

Definition: not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized

Usage: an adventive weed


Similar words: alien, exotic

Definition: being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Usage: alien customs; exotic plants in a greenhouse; exotic cuisine


Similar words: nonnative

Definition: of plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing


Similar words: naturalized, established

Definition: introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation


Similar words: foreign-born, nonnative

Definition: of persons born in another area or country than that lived in

Usage: our large nonnative population


Similar words: imported

Definition: used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source

Usage: imported wines


Similar words: tramontane

Definition: being or coming from another country

Usage: tramontane influences


Similar words: unnaturalised, unnaturalized

Definition: not having acquired citizenship


Synonyms: foreign

Definition: of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own)

Usage: foreign trade; a foreign office

Similar words: abroad, overseas

Definition: in a foreign country

Usage: markets abroad; overseas markets


Similar words: outside, external, international

Definition: from or between other countries

Usage: external commerce; international trade; developing nations need outside help


Synonyms: alien, foreign

Definition: not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something

Usage: 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

Similar words: extrinsic

Definition: not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside

Usage: extrinsic evidence; an extrinsic feature of the new building; that style is something extrinsic to the subject; looking for extrinsic aid


Synonyms: extraneous, foreign

Definition: not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source

Usage: water free of extraneous matter; foreign particles in milk

Similar words: adulterant, adulterating

Definition: making impure or corrupt by adding extraneous materials

Usage: the adulterating effect of extraneous materials