Foreign and Local


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Foreign adjective – Being, relating to, or characteristic of a country other than one's own.
Usage example: more Americans should take an interest in foreign languages

Local is an antonym for foreign in topics: experience, domestic, irrelevant.
Nearby Word: foreigner
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Local adjective – Of or belonging to or characteristic of a particular locality or neighborhood.
Foreign is an antonym for local in of a community topic.
Nearby Words: location, locality, locale, localize, localised
Antonyms for Local
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Things that words describes

girl foreign girl local girl
woman foreign woman local woman
people foreign people local people
culture foreign culture local culture
Other nouns: government, language, version, currency, media, officials, governments.

Both words in one sentence

  • Each of them easily outranks any other foreign or local show in terms of total rerun airtime.
  • There are many criminal gang featured in Sons of Anarchy, both local and foreign, but most are well-implanted in the region and, while violent, aren't excessively so.
  • Eiffel Tower Effect For any tourist, foreign or local, landing on Manila, they would always stop for Rizal Park.
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Local and Foreign. (2016). Retrieved 2021, August 01, from
Foreign & Local. N.p., 2016. Web. 01 Aug. 2021. <>.
Local or Foreign. 2016. Accessed August 01, 2021.

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