English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.
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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"
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
far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
"a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
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)
aloof, distant, upstage(adj)
remote in manner
"stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
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
distant, remote, removed(adj)
separate or apart in time
"distant events"; "the remote past or future"
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)
located far away spatially
"distant lands"; "remote stars"
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
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How to use distant in a sentence?
We say that the hour of death cannot be forecast, but when we say this we imagine that hour as placed in an obscure and distant future. It never occurs to us that it has any connection with the day already begun or that death could arrive this same afternoon, this afternoon which is so certain and which has every hour filled in advance.
Our teachers may not be able to survive in some of the distant territories.
If we Khmers continue to fight against each other, we will continue to lose our territories and, in the not too distant future, we will lose our country altogether.
We don't know when our name came into being or how some distant ancestor acquired it. We don't understand our name at all, we don't know its history and yet we bear it with exalted fidelity, we merge with it, we like it, we are ridiculously proud of it as if we had thought it up ourselves in a moment of brilliant inspiration.
My distant cousin received an out of the blue message through Ancestry’s messaging portal from a family in Germany, it turns out that this was in regard to my uncle, Herb Harms, who died on Aug. 16, 1944, when his plane was shot down.
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- йыраҡ, алыҫBashkir
- отдалечен, далеченBulgarian
- distantCatalan, Valencian
- vzdálený, dalekýCzech
- anghysbell, oeraidd, pellWelsh
- entfernt, fern, abstehend, distanziertGerman
- απόμακρος, μακρινόςGreek
- distante, huraño, a distanciaSpanish
- etä-, syrjäinen, etäinen, kauko-Finnish
- éloigné, distant, lointainFrench
- iomallach, fad àsScottish Gaelic
- 辺鄙, 遠隔, 遠いJapanese
- შორეული, დაშორებულიGeorgian
- 원격, 먼Korean
- attāls, tāls, nomaļšLatvian
- afstandelijk, in de verte, verDutch
- odległy, dalekiPolish
- далёкий, отдалённый, дальнийRussian
- uzak, mesafeli, soğukTurkish
- يىراقUyghur, Uighur
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