V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. strange and unusual; 2. being from, or characteristic of, another part of the world
Synonyms: foreign, uncommon, unusual, tropical, curious, rare
Antonyms: common, native
Tips: Anything strange, unusual, or simply unknown can be considered exotic. We usually use this word in a complimentary way, since it often connotes exotic (tropical) vacation destinations. The related noun exotica refers to unusual objects.
I wanted to go somewhere exotic for my next vacation, so I chose the West Indies. (uncommon, tropical)
Kimberly had a taste for exotic foods and enjoyed eating at ethnic restaurants. (foreign, unusual)
She became a top model thanks to her exotic look. (uncommon, unusual)
The zoo is a great place to see all sorts of exotic creatures from around the world. (unusual, rare)
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