Synonyms for alien

Grammar : Adj, noun
Spell : eyl-yuhn, ey-lee-uhn
Phonetic Transcription : ˈeɪl yən, ˈeɪ li ən

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Définition of alien

Origin :
  • mid-14c., "strange, foreign," from Old French alien "alien, strange, foreign; an alien, stranger, foreigner," from Latin alienus "of or belonging to another, foreign, alien, strange," also, as a noun, "a stranger, foreigner," adjectival form of alius "(an)other" (see alias). Meaning "not of the Earth" first recorded 1920. An alien priory (c.1500) is one owing obedience to a mother abbey in a foreign country.
  • adj foreign
  • noun foreign being
Example sentences :
  • Let me tell you, Mr. Cross, we are really in an alien country here.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • It had carried an alien note that overcame him with instinctive fear and horror.
  • Extract from : « Salvage in Space » by John Stewart Williamson
  • They were quiet for a while, and then Marsh turned to Henry and said, "Is that alien to you?"
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • At Rumpell's and at Boveyhayne he had had no sensation of alien origin.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • His sense of being an alien in Dublin had persisted all the time that he had lived there.
  • Extract from : « Changing Winds » by St. John G. Ervine
  • The alien made that strange horrible sound they all make, then lay still.
  • Extract from : « Two Timer » by Fredric Brown
  • He shuddered at the sound and sight of the alien lying there.
  • Extract from : « Two Timer » by Fredric Brown
  • There is a spark of intelligence in his eyes, and an alien affectation in his speech.
  • Extract from : « The Book of Khalid » by Ameen Rihani
  • Then the noise swelled up again and drowned the alien sounds.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • And if we went to the aid of the Josef, then you think we might beat the alien ship off?
  • Extract from : « Decision » by Frank M. Robinson

Antonyms for alien

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