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distant

dis·tant

distant

 
pronunciation:
dI stihnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: far away in time or space.
At night, we see the light from distant stars.Dinosaurs roamed the earth in the distant past.
synonyms:
far, faraway, faroff, remote
antonyms:
adjacent, close, immediate, near, recent
similar words:
outlying, outside, removed, yonder
definition 2: cold, aloof, or removed; lacking warmth or attentiveness.
His father was generally distant and his relationship with him was not close.You seem somewhat distant today; is there anything wrong?
synonyms:
aloof, cold, cool, remote, unapproachable, unfriendly, withdrawn
antonyms:
attentive, friendly
similar words:
faraway, formal, frigid, icy, removed, reserved, standoffish, uncommunicative, unsociable
definition 3: not immediately related; not close.
She married a distant cousin of hers.
synonyms:
remote
antonyms:
close, near
similar words:
removed
derivations: distantly (adv.), distantness (n.)
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