Difference between Alien and Exotic

What is the difference between Alien and Exotic?

Alien as an adjective is pertaining to an alien. while Exotic as an adjective is foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Pertaining to an alien. Very unfamiliar, strange, or removed.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: A person, animal, plant or other thing which is from outside the family, group, organization, or territory under consideration. A foreigner residing in a country. Any life form of extraterrestrial origin.

Part of speech: verb

Definition: To estrange; to alienate.

Example sentence: Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.


Part of speech: adjective

Definition: Foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.Non-native to the ecosystem.

Part of speech: noun

Definition: An organism that is exotic to an environment.An exotic dancer; a stripteaser.

Example sentence: I'm interested in finding whether or not there is a really massive, what we like to call 'super massive' black hole at the center of our galaxy. And the reason this is interesting is that it gives us an opportunity to prove whether or not these exotic objects really exist.

We hope you now know whether to use Alien or Exotic in your sentence.

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