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Synonyms for distant
ˈdɪs tənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distant(adj)

    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, remote(adj)

    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, upstage(adj)

    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, removed(adj)

    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, remote(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. distant(a)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    remote, far, not near

  2. distant(a.)

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

  3. distant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    slight, faint, indirect, indistinct, obscure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distant(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    near

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

How to use distant in a sentence?

  1. RICARDO(RAS CARDO)SCOTT B.A., M.S.R, J.D.:

    ***(C)(P) SAD TO SAY:- IF AMERICA CONTINUES ON ITS COURSE AS WE NOW SEE IN 2019-SOONER THAN LATER FREEDOM OF SPEECH WILL BECOME JUST A DISTANT MEMORY. THOSE ELECTED TO SERVE THE PEOPLE SEEM TO BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF OTHERS. MANY PEOPLE ARE WONDERING- WHO ARE THEY- THE SHADOW PEOPLE? THE POPULUS FEEL LIKE CATTLES BEING HERDED INTO SLAUGHTER. THIS IS MOST UNSETTLING.

  2. Eleonora Troja:

    The very bright infrared signal from this event arguably makes it the clearest kilonova we have observed in the distant universe, i'm very much interested in how kilonova properties change with different progenitors and final remnants. As we observe more of these events, we may learn that there are many different types of kilonovae all in the same family, as is the case with the many different types of supernovae. It's so exciting to be shaping our knowledge in real time.

  3. Ezio Auditore da Firenze:

    I have lived my life as best I could, not knowing its purpose, but drawn forward like a moth to a distant moon. And here at last, I discover a strange truth. That I am only a conduit, for a message that eludes my understanding.

  4. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.

  5. Juergen Gansel:

    Germans have earned this money by the sweat of their brow, be it at a desk or at the steelworks here in Riesa ... so that a distant and anti-grassroots government can hand out horns of plenty as if it's the world's social welfare office.

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