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"
far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship
"a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
aloof, distant, upstageadjective
remote in manner
"stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
distant, remote, removedadjective
separate or apart in time
"distant events"; "the remote past or future"
located far away spatially
"distant lands"; "remote stars"
emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings
Ever since the trauma she has been totally distant to me.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: distans, Latin.
The wond’rous rock the Parian marble shone,
And seem’d to distant sight of solid stone. Alexander Pope.
Narrowness of mind should be cured by reading histories of past ages, and of nations and countries distant from our own. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
The senses will discover things near us with sufficient exactness, and things distant also, so far as they relate to our necessary use. Isaac Watts, Logick.
It was one of the first distinctions of a well bred man to express every thing obscene in modest terms and distant phrases, while the clown clothed those ideas in plain homely terms that are the most obvious and natural. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away
far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives
reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner
indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance
not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity
Distant is the final posthumous album by Champaign, Illinois indie rock band Sarge. Released in 2000 on Mud Records, it features three demo versions of unreleased songs, six live songs, three cover songs, and two solo acoustic numbers by lead singer Elizabeth Elmore.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dis′tant, adj. at a certain distance: remote, in time, place, or connection: not obvious: indistinct: reserved in manner.—adv. Dis′tantly. [Fr.,—L. distans, -tantis—dis, apart, stans, stantis, pr.p. of stāre, to stand.]
remote from: standing considerably apart.
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Rank popularity for the word 'distant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3293
Rank popularity for the word 'distant' in Adjectives Frequency: #456
The numerical value of distant in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of distant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Some political parties, which have a distant desire to come to power in Bangladesh, are either directly or indirectly connected with this radicalization process.
If a person speaks often with selfish intention to others, then lots of people get attraction towards him because of their same malicious nature orientation, but when one says usually thoughts with selfless intent, his most time is spent all alone as almost everyone keeps a distant from him
Climate change is not a distant threat - it is already costing the people of Ontario.
Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring.
The retail frenzy that provided an unusual distraction over the last couple of weeks appears to have lost momentum, a comeback tour may be planned at some point in the not-too-distant future but whether it will be as effective, we’ll have to wait and see.
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- йыраҡ, алыҫBashkir
- далечен, отдалеченBulgarian
- distantCatalan, Valencian
- vzdálený, dalekýCzech
- oeraidd, anghysbell, pellWelsh
- entfernt, distanziert, fern, abstehendGerman
- απόμακρος, μακρινόςGreek
- huraño, distante, a distanciaSpanish
- syrjäinen, etäinen, kauko-, etä-Finnish
- lointain, éloigné, distantFrench
- iomallach, fad àsScottish Gaelic
- 辺鄙, 遠い, 遠隔Japanese
- დაშორებული, შორეულიGeorgian
- 원격, 먼Korean
- nomaļš, tāls, attālsLatvian
- afstandelijk, in de verte, verDutch
- odległy, dalekiPolish
- далёкий, дальний, отдалённыйRussian
- uzak, soğuk, mesafeliTurkish
- يىراقUyghur, Uighur
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