Essential and Foreign


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Essential adjective – Being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing.
Usage example: an unquenchable belief in the essential goodness of most people

Foreign is an antonym for essential.
Nearby Words: essence, essentially, essentiality
Antonyms for Essential


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Foreign adjective – Not being a vital part of or belonging to something.
Usage example: pediatricians often have to remove peas or other foreign bodies from inside the ears of curious toddlers

Essential is an antonym for foreign.
Nearby Word: foreigner
Antonyms for Foreign
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character essential character foreign character
parts essential parts foreign parts
concept essential concept foreign concept

Both words in one sentence

  • Animation / Upin & Ipin It comes off without controversy in places familiar with this practice and the fact that it's essential for growing boys but might startle some foreign audiences.
  • Standard Royal Court Their support is essential for any rebellion, and priceless to foreign invaders.
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Foreign and Essential. (2016). Retrieved 2021, July 29, from
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Foreign or Essential. 2016. Accessed July 29, 2021.

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