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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"

    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, 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"

    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, upstage(adj)

    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, removed(adj)

    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, remote(adj)

    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

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.

    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 Antonyms

  1. distant

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

    close, near, adjacent, contiguous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distant(a.)

    remote, far, not near

  2. distant(a.)

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

  3. distant(a.)

    slight, faint, indirect, indistinct, obscure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distant(a)

    remote, far-off, uncordial, reserved, cold


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use distant in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You frantically want to make a mark on the history of humanity? You, King of the Fools! In the very distant future, there shall be no history; there shall remain not even a single trace of anything!

  2. Rainer Maria Rilke:

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

  3. Brian Tracy:

    All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

  4. Tom Wagner:

    The OMG mission deployed new technologies that allowed us to observe a natural experiment , much as we would do in a laboratory, where variations in ocean temperatures were used to control the flow of a glacier, their findings especially about how quickly the ice responds will be important to projecting sea level rise in both the near and distant future.

  5. Tatsumi Kimishima:

    We're talking with various partners. I think we'll be able to decide something in the not-too-distant future.

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