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Synonyms for distant
ˈdɪs təntdis·tant

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distant

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

    Antonyms:
    close, near, adjacent, contiguous

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    Synonyms:
    upstage, remote, removed, aloof

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    aloof, remote, removed, upstage

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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 Synonymes

  1. distantadjective

    Synonyms:
    remote, far, not near

  2. distantadjective

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

  3. distantadjective

    Synonyms:
    slight, faint, indirect, indistinct, obscure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distantadjective

    Synonyms:
    remote, far-off, uncordial, reserved, cold

    Antonyms:
    near

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1368distance
#1639remote
#2228separate
#2694removed
#3929strange
#4244apart
#5096unlike
#5966alien
#6114opposed
#6811contrary
#7392inappropriate
#9085distant
#12170hostile
#13150irrelevant
#13380obscure
#15258conflicting
#19142outlying
#20139elusive
#22335contradictory
#33316contrasted
#48978faraway
#52578unconnected
#53755aloof
#63241asunder
#67973indistinct
#109233impertinent
#115040upstage

How to use distant in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is true that prosperity has many close friends; poverty, on the other hand, has only distant watchers!

  2. Marshall McLuhan:

    Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.

  3. Yanis Varoufakis:

    Over July-August the finance ministry will have to borrow 6.7 billion euros from our partners in one way or the other to repay bonds from the SMP program, about 27 billion euros of those bonds are still left, which should be repaid in the next months or years. These bonds should be pushed back to the distant future. This is clear.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

  5. John Burroughs:

    The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.


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