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Synonyms for distant
ˈdɪs təntdis·tant

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distantadjective

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    alien, alien, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, foreign, hostile, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. distant

    far, remote, aloof, apart, asunder, separate, indistinct, obscure

    close, near, adjacent, contiguous

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. distantadjective

    separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

    "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call"

    upstage, remote, removed, aloof

    ambient, good, unreserved, buddy-buddy, intimate, proximate, enveloping(a), close at hand(p), cozy, close, close-set(a), close together(p), hand-to-hand, at hand(p), immediate, confidential, chummy, nestled, close set(p), side by side(p), contiguous, closely knit, next, near, scalelike, approximate, thick(p), imminent, walking(a), dear, nigh, adpressed, close-hauled, close-knit, walk-to(a), surrounding(a), adjacent, familiar, snuggled, circumferent, appressed, encompassing(a), juxtaposed, impending, impendent, boon

  2. distant, remoteadjective

    far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

    "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"

    outback(a), upstage, outside, remote, removed, aloof

    adjacent, unreserved, thick(p), close, near, close-set(a), walk-to(a), immediate, close-knit, proximate, circumferent, appressed, next, boon, enveloping(a), dear, contiguous, familiar, juxtaposed, hand-to-hand, chummy, snuggled, nigh, impending, surrounding(a), confidential, close-hauled, cozy, at hand(p), scalelike, approximate, close set(p), close at hand(p), imminent, walking(a), adpressed, intimate, good, buddy-buddy, side by side(p), close together(p), impendent, ambient, closely knit, nestled, encompassing(a)

  3. aloof, distant, upstageadjective

    remote in manner

    "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"

    aloof, remote, removed, upstage

    adjacent, proximate, juxtaposed, encompassing(a), close-knit, appressed, surrounding(a), close, scalelike, near, walking(a), snuggled, close-set(a), impendent, closely knit, familiar, side by side(p), dear, at hand(p), intimate, close at hand(p), close-hauled, close together(p), good, imminent, buddy-buddy, close set(p), impending, cozy, nigh, next, chummy, enveloping(a), approximate, confidential, nestled, boon, ambient, contiguous, hand-to-hand, thick(p), circumferent, immediate, walk-to(a), unreserved, adpressed

  4. distant, remote, removedadjective

    separate or apart in time

    "distant events"; "the remote past or future"

    upstage, outback(a), aloof, removed(p), remote, outside, removed

    walk-to(a), at hand(p), close-set(a), snuggled, confidential, walking(a), chummy, close at hand(p), proximate, near, boon, contiguous, immediate, nestled, close, appressed, adjacent, enveloping(a), nigh, circumferent, impending, buddy-buddy, close set(p), unreserved, intimate, imminent, cozy, ambient, good, closely knit, thick(p), close-hauled, approximate, surrounding(a), juxtaposed, dear, familiar, scalelike, close-knit, impendent, side by side(p), encompassing(a), adpressed, hand-to-hand, next, close together(p)

  5. distant, remoteadjective

    located far away spatially

    "distant lands"; "remote stars"

    outback(a), upstage, outside, remote, removed, aloof

    boon, scalelike, intimate, ambient, near, nigh, approximate, close, walking(a), cozy, close together(p), proximate, imminent, side by side(p), impendent, contiguous, close set(p), thick(p), closely knit, surrounding(a), encompassing(a), confidential, walk-to(a), appressed, circumferent, at hand(p), adjacent, close-knit, unreserved, close-set(a), chummy, hand-to-hand, immediate, juxtaposed, familiar, snuggled, close at hand(p), nestled, next, buddy-buddy, adpressed, impending, close-hauled, enveloping(a), good, dear

Dictionary of English Synonymes1.0 / 1 vote

  1. distantadjective

    remote, far, not near

  2. distantadjective

    reserved, shy, cold, cool, coy, not cordial

  3. distantadjective

    slight, faint, indirect, indistinct, obscure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distantadjective

    remote, far-off, uncordial, reserved, cold


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "distant":

    remote, far-off, faraway, far, aloof, distance, elusive, outlying, far-away, far-flung

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  1. Jeb Bush:

    America does not have the luxury of withdrawing from the world, our security, and our prosperity, and our values demand that we remain engaged and involved in -- often distant places.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    Our security, and our prosperity, and our values demand that we remain engaged and involved in -- often distant places.

  3. Paolo Gabrielli:

    Our study demonstrates that since the colonial time, mining and metallurgic activities performed by the Spanish didalsohave an impacton very distant areas.

  4. Catherine Deneuve:

    But this character is very different from me. Her world is very distant from mine. Her relationship with her daughter is obviously something that's very distant to me as well.

  5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    We see but dimly through the mists and vapors Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers May be heaven's distant lamps.

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