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If "international" is the generic word for anything that is global, what is its generic antithesis? As in:

This is an international affair/This is an __ affair.

And please, don't give me national, because I know that's what I'm not looking for.

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+1 for using "antithesis" - I wonder from whom you learned that word from haha :) – Paul Amerigo Pajo May 29 '11 at 5:07
Hahahah! I told you I was using it in my vocabulary! – Thursagen May 29 '11 at 9:54
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Aside from domestic, there's of course "local". It's a pretty good antonym for "international" as the "generic word for anything that is global", as you put it.

For some examples: International and local affairs

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See the adjective sense #4 on Wiktionary. It works for affairs and flights etc.

Like any antonym it might not cover every sense of international and some senses may have antonyms specific to them but domestic seems to be used in a number of fields. Here are some snippets found via Google:

  • ... a provider of first class international and domestic transportation services.
  • Domestic and International Retail Prices ...
  • Domestic and International Politics
  • Integrating the Domestic and International Levels of Analysis
  • Without such a concept a theory of politics, international or domestic , ...
  • I am trying to setup shipping rules to handle domestic (US) and international (not US)
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My question has been edited. – Thursagen May 28 '11 at 8:37
+1. Another very common example: international and domestic flights – Jonik May 28 '11 at 10:26
@Jonik: Thanks. I see you didn't notice flights in the second line of my answer though (-: – hippietrail May 28 '11 at 10:34
Ah, missed that one, sorry :) – Jonik May 28 '11 at 10:59

You probably want "parochial" - it imports locality and a lack of relevance outside of the locale.

"Local" might be what you want, but it's less strong.

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