Foreign - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɔːrən|  American pronunciation of the word foreign
Brit.  |ˈfɒrɪn|  British pronunciation of the word foreign

adjective

- not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something(syn: alien)

the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper
jealousy is foreign to her nature

- not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source(syn: extraneous)

foreign particles in milk

Examples

They've visited several foreign countries.

We don't get many foreign visitors.

Have you studied any foreign languages?

She has a foreign accent.

The ministry of foreign affairs

She spoke with a vague foreign accent.

Can you speak any foreign languages?

I thought she sounded foreign.

America's foreign policy

Foreign competition provides consumers with a greater variety of goods.

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Foreign Office

The name was foreign to me.

the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper

jealousy is foreign to her nature

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