Oriental or Occidental - What's the difference?

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Occidental is an antonym of oriental.

Oriental is an antonym of occidental.


As adjectives the difference between oriental and occidental

is that oriental is eastern, of the east, of or relating to the orient especially asiatic, but most commonly to the far east while occidental is of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western.

As nouns the difference between oriental and occidental

is that oriental is oriental (capitalized) native of the east, or asiatic, native, resident of the orient while occidental is a western christian of the latin rite.

oriental

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Antonyms

    * occidental

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • References

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    Anagrams

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    occidental

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or situated in, the occident, or west; western.
  • occidental''' climates, or customs; an '''occidental planet.
  • Of a gem or precious stone: of inferior value or quality.
  • Antonyms

    * (western) oriental

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A Western Christian of the Latin rite
  • See also

    * oriental * boreal * austral ----