Foreign and National


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Foreign adjective – Relating to or involving two or more nations.
Usage example: foreign trade has always been vital to the region's economic health

National is an antonym for foreign in topics: experience, irrelevant.
Nearby Word: foreigner
Antonyms for Foreign


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National adjective – Of or relating to a nation.
Usage example: played the home team's national anthem before the start of the soccer game

Foreign is an antonym for national.
Nearby Words: nationalize, nationalise, nation, nationalistic, nationality
Antonyms for National
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Things that words describes

character foreign character national character
culture foreign culture national culture
government foreign government national government
language foreign language national language
Other nouns: currency, policy, city, leaders, governments, armies.

Both words in one sentence

  • Who Names Their Kid "Dude"? It comes for a verse in the national anthem: "Mas si osare un extraño enemigo" (trans: But shall a foreign enemy dare), as if that foreign enemy's name is "Masiosare".
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign A variation on this is that the foreigners speak English, but are identified as foreign by an accent or are parading universally known national images.
  • Odd Friendship Chikara's ACCC, a tag team made up of an anarchist and a rich foreign banker swelling with national pride.
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National or Foreign. 2016. Accessed February 26, 2021.

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