C P Posted about 1 year ago Is ‘foreign’ a positive or negative word? Foreign could be just a feeling not a final conclusion, which is unfamiliar can be familiar at the end, based on adjustment. So foreign can be means temporary. Its not good or bad / positive or negative, just depends on the person how to imply it, understand, based on their way of life. Because adjustment is a common thing in alienation. Its oxymoron, common things in different way.