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.

Usage Examples:

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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