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

1 sense of national

Sense 1
national, subject -- (a person who owes allegiance to that nation; "a monarch has a duty to his subjects")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj national

4 of 7 senses of national

Sense 2
national (vs. international) -- (limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy")

international (vs. national) -- (concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations; "international affairs"; "an international agreement"; "international waters")
        => global, planetary, world (prenominal), worldwide, world-wide -- (involving the entire earth; not limited or provincial in scope; "global war"; "global monetary policy"; "neither national nor continental but planetary"; "a world crisis"; "of worldwide significance")
        => internationalist, internationalistic -- (influenced by or advocating internationalism)
        => multinational, transnational -- (involving or operating in several nations or nationalities; "multinational corporations"; "transnational terrorist networks")
        => supranational -- (transcending established national boundaries or spheres of interest; "a supranational economy"; "supranational federations")

Sense 3
national (vs. local) -- (concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; "the national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests")

local (vs. national) -- (relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; "local taxes"; "local authorities")

Sense 4
national -- (owned or maintained for the public by the national government; "national parks")

INDIRECT (VIA public) -> private -- (confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy; "a private place"; "private discussions"; "private lessons"; "a private club"; "a private secretary"; "private property"; "the former President is now a private citizen"; "public figures struggle to maintain a private life")

Sense 5
home (prenominal), interior (prenominal), internal, national -- (inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics")

INDIRECT (VIA domestic) -> foreign -- (of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than your own); "foreign trade"; "a foreign office")

Similarity of adj national

7 senses of national

Sense 1
national -- (of or relating to or belonging to a nation or country; "national hero"; "national anthem"; "a national landmark")

Sense 2
national (vs. international) -- (limited to or in the interests of a particular nation; "national interests"; "isolationism is a strictly national policy")
       => nationalist, nationalistic -- (devotion to the interests or culture of a particular nation including promoting the interests of one country over those of others; "nationalist aspirations"; "minor nationalistic differences")
          Also See-> domestic#1

Sense 3
national (vs. local) -- (concerned with or applicable to or belonging to an entire nation or country; "the national government"; "national elections"; "of national concern"; "the national highway system"; "national forests")
       => federal -- (national; especially in reference to the government of the United States as distinct from that of its member units; "the Federal Bureau of Investigation"; "federal courts"; "the federal highway program"; "federal property")

Sense 4
national -- (owned or maintained for the public by the national government; "national parks")
       => public (vs. private) -- (not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures")

Sense 5
home (prenominal), interior (prenominal), internal, national -- (inside the country; "the British Home Office has broader responsibilities than the United States Department of the Interior"; "the nation's internal politics")
       => domestic (vs. foreign) -- (of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation; "domestic issues such as tax rate and highway construction")

Sense 6
national -- (characteristic of or peculiar to the people of a nation; "a national trait")

Sense 7
national -- (of or relating to nationality; "national origin")

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