Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun alien

3 senses of alien

Sense 1
foreigner, alien, noncitizen, outlander -- (a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country)
       => traveler, traveller -- (a person who changes location)

Sense 2
stranger, alien, unknown -- (anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found)
       => intruder, interloper, trespasser -- (someone who intrudes on the privacy or property of another without permission)

Sense 3
extraterrestrial being, extraterrestrial, alien -- (a form of life assumed to exist outside the Earth or its atmosphere)
       => hypothetical creature -- (a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb alien

2 senses of alien

Sense 1
alien, alienate -- (transfer property or ownership; "The will aliened the property to the heirs")
       => transfer -- (cause to change ownership; "I transferred my stock holdings to my children")

Sense 2
estrange, alienate, alien, disaffect -- (arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness; "She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj alien

2 senses of alien

Sense 1
alien, foreign -- (not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature")

INDIRECT (VIA extrinsic) -> intrinsic, intrinsical -- (belonging to a thing by its very nature; "form was treated as something intrinsic, as the very essence of the thing"- John Dewey)

Sense 2
alien, exotic -- (being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine")

INDIRECT (VIA foreign) -> native -- (characteristic of or existing by virtue of geographic origin; "the native North American sugar maple"; "many native artists studied abroad")

Similarity of adj alien

2 senses of alien

Sense 1
alien, foreign -- (not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; "an economic theory alien to the spirit of capitalism"; "the mysticism so foreign to the French mind and temper"; "jealousy is foreign to her nature")
       => extrinsic (vs. intrinsic) -- (not forming an essential part of a thing or arising or originating from the outside; "extrinsic evidence"; "an extrinsic feature of the new building"; "that style is something extrinsic to the subject"; "looking for extrinsic aid")

Sense 2
alien, exotic -- (being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine")
       => foreign (vs. native), strange -- (relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "foreign nations"; "a foreign accent"; "on business in a foreign city")

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