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alien

[ eyl-yuhn, ey-lee-uhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF alien
  • adj.foreign
  • nounforeign being

Synonyms for alien

  • exotic
  • incongruous
  • unusual
  • conflicting
  • contrary
  • estranged
  • opposed
  • remote
  • separate
  • extraneous
  • extrinsic
  • inappropriate
  • incompatible
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Antonyms for alien

  • familiar
  • normal
  • usual
  • harmonious
  • akin
  • appropriate
  • native
  • proper
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALIEN

Let me tell you, Mr. Cross, we are really in an alien country here.

It had carried an alien note that overcame him with instinctive fear and horror.

They were quiet for a while, and then Marsh turned to Henry and said, "Is that alien to you?"

At Rumpell's and at Boveyhayne he had had no sensation of alien origin.

His sense of being an alien in Dublin had persisted all the time that he had lived there.

The alien made that strange horrible sound they all make, then lay still.

He shuddered at the sound and sight of the alien lying there.

There is a spark of intelligence in his eyes, and an alien affectation in his speech.

Then the noise swelled up again and drowned the alien sounds.

And if we went to the aid of the Josef, then you think we might beat the alien ship off?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "strange, foreign," from Old French alien "alien, strange, foreign; an alien, stranger, foreigner," from Latin alienus "of or belonging to another, foreign, alien, strange," also, as a noun, "a stranger, foreigner," adjectival form of alius "(an)other" (see alias). Meaning "not of the Earth" first recorded 1920. An alien priory (c.1500) is one owing obedience to a mother abbey in a foreign country.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALIEN

cede

verbabandon, surrender

emigrant

nounperson who leaves his or her native country
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