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English adjective: distant

1. distant separated in space or coming from or going to a distance


SamplesDistant villages.
The sound of distant traffic.
A distant sound.
A distant telephone call.


Similardeep, extreme, far-flung, long-distance, nonadjacent, out-of-town, yon, yonder


See alsofar


Attributedistance


Antonymsclose

2. distant far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship


SamplesA distant cousin.
A remote relative.
A distant likeness.
Considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics.


Synonymsremote


Similarfaraway, loosely knit, removed, ulterior


Antonymsclose

3. distant remote in manner


SamplesStood apart with aloof dignity.
A distant smile.
He was upstage with strangers.


Synonymsaloof, upstage


Similarreserved


Antonymsunreserved

4. distant separate or apart in time


SamplesDistant events.
The remote past or future.


Synonymsremote, removed


Similarfar


Antonymsnear, nigh, close

5. distant located far away spatially


SamplesDistant lands.
Remote stars.


Synonymsremote


Similarfar


Antonymsnear, nigh, close









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