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remote

re·mote

remote

 
 
pronunciation:
rih mot
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: remoter, remotest
definition 1: at a far distance in space or time.
Do you think there may be life on remote planets?In the remote past, dinosaurs walked the earth.
synonyms:
distant, far, faraway, faroff
antonyms:
adjacent, close, immediate, near
similar words:
exotic, foreign, outlandish, outlying, removed, standoffish, withdrawn
definition 2: secluded.
We stayed in a remote village in the mountains.
synonyms:
isolated, out-of-the-way, secluded, solitary
antonyms:
central
similar words:
apart, desolate, godforsaken, lonely, withdrawn
definition 3: distant in blood relationship.
One of his remote ancestors came to America on the Mayflower.
synonyms:
distant
antonyms:
close, near
similar words:
removed
definition 4: reserved in manner; aloof.
He was a good father but somewhat remote with his children.
synonyms:
aloof, cool, distant, reserved, standoffish, withdrawn
similar words:
apathetic, cold, indifferent, private, removed, unapproachable
definition 5: distracted or seemingly distracted from the people or business at hand.
She remained remote throughout the meeting, and we wondered if anything was wrong.
synonyms:
distracted, faraway, spaced-out
similar words:
abstracted, indifferent, preoccupied, removed
definition 6: slight.
I know I have only a remote chance of winning.
synonyms:
faint, outside, slender, slight, slim
similar words:
feeble, meager, small, weak
derivations: remotely (adv.), remoteness (n.)
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