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foreignness n : the quality of being alien or not native; "the strangeness of a foreigner" [syn: strangeness, curiousness] [ant: nativeness]

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Noun

  1. The quality of being, appearing, or being perceived as foreign; exoticness, otherness.
  2. A characteristic that indicates foreignness.
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