alien ( aliens plural )
1 adj Alien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
FORMAL usu ADJ n (disapproval)
He said they were opposed to the presence of alien forces in the region.
2 adj You use alien to describe something that seems strange and perhaps frightening, because it is not part of your normal experience.
usu ADJ n
His work offers an insight into an alien culture.
3 adj If something is aliento you or to your normal feelings or behaviour, it is not the way you would normally feel or behave.
FORMAL v-link ADJ to n
Such an attitude is alien to most businessmen.
4 n-count An alien is someone who is not a legal citizen of the country in which they live.
FORMAL or, LEGAL
5 n-count In science fiction, an alien is a creature from outer space.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
adj adverse, beyond one's ken, conflicting, contrary, estranged, exotic, foreign, inappropriate, incompatible, incongruous, not native, not naturalized, opposed, outlandish, remote, repugnant, separated, strange, unfamiliar
n foreigner, newcomer, outsider, stranger
, adj affiliated, akin, alike, allied, analogous, cognate, connected, corresponding, kindred, like, parallel, related, similar
n citizen, countryman, dweller, inhabitant, national, resident
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