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Definition of "foreignness" [for•eign•ness]

  • The quality of being, appearing, or being perceived as foreign; exoticness, otherness. (noun)
  • A characteristic that indicates foreignness. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "foreignness" in a sentence
  • "Yet the merit of this formidable arching tale about loss and foreignness is entirely Shamsie's."
  • "The final damning evidence of my foreignness was my grandmother herself, when she appeared in school on those days set aside for parents to visit classes."
  • "Alfredson is Swedish, which may account for his detachment in viewing the film's setting as another country with three layers of 'foreignness' - the recent past, Britain, and the machinations within the Circus."