Definition of foreignness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɒrənnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɔːrənnəs//
    , NAmE//ˈfɑːrənnəs//
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  1. 1the fact of somebody/something being in or from a country that is not your own Lee's mistakes accentuate his foreignness.
  2. 2(formal) the fact of being not known to somebody/something and therefore seeming strange the foreignness of the past