adj adverse, beyond one's ken, conflicting, contrary, estranged, exotic, foreign, inappropriate, incompatible, incongruous, not native, not naturalized, opposed, outlandish, remote, repugnant, separated, strange, unfamiliar
n foreigner, newcomer, outsider, stranger
, adj affiliated, akin, alike, allied, analogous, cognate, connected, corresponding, kindred, like, parallel, related, similar
n citizen, countryman, dweller, inhabitant, national, resident
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alien ( aliens plural )
1 adj Alien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
FORMAL usu ADJ n (disapproval)
He said they were opposed to the presence of alien forces in the region.
2 adj You use alien to describe something that seems strange and perhaps frightening, because it is not part of your normal experience.
usu ADJ n
His work offers an insight into an alien culture.
3 adj If something is aliento you or to your normal feelings or behaviour, it is not the way you would normally feel or behave.
FORMAL v-link ADJ to n
Such an attitude is alien to most businessmen.
4 n-count An alien is someone who is not a legal citizen of the country in which they live.
FORMAL or, LEGAL
5 n-count In science fiction, an alien is a creature from outer space.
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