Synonyms of external
1 outerDictionary • the external surface of the wall
outer • Peel away the outer skin of the onion.
apparent • I was a bit depressed by our apparent lack of progress.
outward • In spite of my outward calm, I was very shaken.
exterior • The exterior walls were made of pre-formed concrete.
superficial • It may well look different but the changes are only superficial.
2 foreignDictionary • the commissioner for external affairs
foreign • a foreign language
alien • They were afraid of the presence of alien troops in the region.
exotic • travelling around the globe to collect rare and exotic plant species
extraneous • extraneous influences affecting his state of mind
extrinsic • the extrinsic conditions which affect relationships
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alienAlien means belonging to a different country, race, or group, usually one you do not like or are frightened of.
• They were afraid of the presence of alien troops in the region.
apparentAn apparent situation, quality, or feeling seems to exist, although you cannot be certain that it does exist.
• I was a bit depressed by our apparent lack of progress.
• travelling around the globe to collect rare and exotic plant species
Thesaurus for external from the Collins English Thesaurus