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Dictionary Definition

exotic adj
1 being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world; "alien customs"; "exotic plants in a greenhouse"; "exotic cuisine" [syn: alien]
2 strikingly strange or unusual; "an exotic hair style"; "protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants"; "the exotic landscape of a dead planet"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign.
  2. non-native to the eco-system

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foreign, with the connotation of excitingly foreign
  • Czech: exotický, cizokrajný
  • Japanese: エキゾチック
  • Polish: egzotyczny
  • Portuguese: exótico, exótica
  • Spanish: exótico, exótica
non-native to the eco-system
  • Japanese: エキゾチック
  • Portuguese: exótico, exótica
  • Spanish: exótico, exótica
  • Chinese: 異乎尋常, 异乎寻常
  • Dutch: exotisch, exotische
  • French: exotique
  • German: exotisch
  • Greek: εξωτικός, εξωτική, εξωτικό
  • Hungarian: egzotikus
  • Italian: esotico, esotica
  • Korean: 이국적인
  • Romanian: exotic
  • Russian: экзотический, экзотическая, экзотическое, экзотические
  • Swedish: exotisk
  • Slovenian: eksotičen, eksotična, eksotično

Extensive Definition

Exotic can mean:
  • In mathematics:
    • Exotic R4 - differentiable manifold homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to the Euclidean space R4
    • Exotic sphere - differentiable manifold homeomorphic but not diffeomorphic to the ordinary sphere
exotic in French: Exotique
exotic in Dutch: Exotic
exotic in Portuguese: Exótico

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alien, alluring, apart, appealing, appetizing, asunder, at a distance, attractive, away, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, beguiling, belly, bewitching, bizarre, blandishing, bottomless, bright, bright-hued, brilliant, burning, cajoling, captivating, catching, charismatic, charming, coaxing, colorful, colory, come-hither, coquettish, crazy, deep-colored, detached, different, disconnected, discrete, disjunct, disrelated, dissociated, distal, distant, enchanting, engaging, enravishing, enthralling, enticing, entrancing, exciting, exterior, external, extraneous, extraordinary, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, far, far off, faraway, fascinating, fetching, flirtatious, foreign, foreign-born, gay, gay-colored, glamorous, go-go, gorgeous, high-colored, hypnotic, imported, incommensurable, incomparable, independent, insular, intense, interesting, intriguing, intrusive, inviting, irrelative, irresistible, isolated, long-distance, long-range, mesmeric, mouth-watering, mysterious, naturalized, nude, odd, other, outland, outlandish, outside, peculiar, piquant, prepossessing, provocative, provoquant, ravishing, remarkable, remote, removed, rich, rich-colored, romanesque, romantic, seducing, seductive, segregate, separate, separated, singular, siren, sirenic, spellbinding, spellful, strange, striptease, taking, tantalizing, teasing, tempting, tickling, titillating, titillative, topless, ulterior, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unconnected, unearthly, unfamiliar, unique, unrelatable, unrelated, unusual, vivid, weird, winning, winsome, witching
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