ETYM Old Fren. alien, Latin alienus, from alius another; properly, therefore, belonging to another. Related to Else.
1. Being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; SYN. exotic, strange.
2. Not contained in or deriving from the essential nature of something; SYN. foreign.
ETYM Latin exoticus, Greek, from exo outside: cf. French exotique. Related to Exoteric.
Strikingly strange or unusual.
Of foreign origin; attractively or bizarrely unusual.
ETYM Latin extraneus, from extra. Related to Extra-, Strange.
1. Not belonging to that in which it is contained; introduced from an outside source; SYN. foreign.
2. Not essential.
3. Not pertinent to the matter under consideration; SYN. immaterial, impertinent.
ETYM Old Eng. forein, French forain, Late Lat. foraneus, from Latin foras, foris, out of doors, abroad, without; akin to fores doors, and Eng. door. Related to Door, Foreclose, Forfeit, Forest, Forum.
1. Of concern to or concerning the affairs of other nations (other than one's own).
2. Relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world.
Having no bearing on or connection with the subject at issue.
ETYM as. utlendisc foreign. Related to Out, Land, and -ish.
Scandalous; that which does not abide by custom or propriety.
kind of falcon used in sport.
ETYM Old Eng. queint, queynte, coint, prudent, wise, cunning, pretty, odd, Old Fren. cointe cultivated, amiable, agreeable, neat, from Latin cognitus known, p. p. of cognoscere to know; con + noscere (for gnoscere) to know. Related to Know, Acquaint, Cognition.
1. Strange in an interesting or pleasing way.
2. Very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance.
1. At variance with what is usual or normal; differing in some odd way from what is ordinary; odd; singular; strange.
2. Mysterious; suspicious; questionable.
3. (Slang) Homosexual; esp., overtly homosexual.
1. Being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; SYN. unusual.
2. Not at ease or comfortable
3. Not known before; SYN. unknown.
Sinonimi: unacquainted with | unfamiliar with
Having little or no knowledge of; SYN. unacquainted with, unfamiliar with.
ETYM Old Eng. uncouth, as. uncoe unknown, strange: un- (see Un- not) + coe known, p. p. of cunnan to know. Related to Can to be able, and cf. Unco, Unked.
1. Uneducated in manners; awkward; boorish.
2. Coarse; unrefined.