Foreigner and Stranger


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Foreigner noun – A person who is not native to or known to a community.
Usage example: I can tell by your accent you're a foreigner in these parts

Stranger is a synonym for foreigner in alien topic. In some cases you can use "Stranger" instead a noun "Foreigner", when it comes to topics like people, native, person from another country. popular alternative
Nearby Word: foreign
Synonyms for Foreigner


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Stranger noun – A person who is not native to or known to a community.
Usage example: the people of the island are quick to make strangers feel at home

Foreigner is a synonym for stranger in people topic. You can use "Foreigner" instead a noun "Stranger", if it concerns topics such as alien, native, newcomer, person who is unfamiliar. popular alternative
Nearby Words: strange, strangeness, strangely
Synonyms for Stranger

How words are described

complete complete foreigner complete stranger
friendly friendly foreigner friendly stranger
fair fair foreigner fair stranger
poor poor foreigner poor stranger
Other adjectives: actual, little, attractive, new, mysterious, classic, random, said, creepy.

Both words in one sentence

  • Language Equals Thought They use the same word for "stranger" and "target," mirroring how some Native American languages like Navajo or Apache use the same word for "foreigner" and "enemy." Their word for "freedom" is also the same as their word for "fighting".
  • The title of Albert Camus's novel "L'Etranger" was given the title "The Outsider" in its English translation (the same word can also mean "stranger" or "foreigner").
  • Series / Welcome To Sweden Stranger in a Familiar Land: Greg returns to New York because Amy Poehler offered him an extraordinary paycheck but discovers that his brief time in Sweden has changed him enough that New Yorkers view him as a foreigner.
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