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dis·tant

distant

 
 
pronunciation:
dI stihnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: far away in time or space.
My brother moved to a distant country.In the distant past, Native Americans lived where these houses now stand.
synonyms:
far, faraway, remote
antonyms:
adjacent, close, immediate, near, recent
similar words:
outlying, outside, yonder
definition 2: not friendly; cold.
She seemed distant when we talked.
synonyms:
aloof, cold, cool, unfriendly
antonyms:
attentive
similar words:
faraway, formal, frigid, icy, reserved
definition 3: not closely related.
Lou is a distant cousin of mine.
antonyms:
close, near
derivations: distantly (adv.), distantness (n.)
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