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Meaning & Definition of Distant in English

English

Distant

/dɪstənt/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • distant

2. Far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

  • "A distant cousin"
  • "A remote relative"
  • "A distant likeness"
  • "Considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
    synonym:
  • distant
  • ,
  • remote

3. Remote in manner

  • "Stood apart with aloof dignity"
  • "A distant smile"
  • "He was upstage with strangers"
    synonym:
  • aloof
  • ,
  • distant
  • ,
  • upstage

4. Separate or apart in time

  • "Distant events"
  • "The remote past or future"
    synonym:
  • distant
  • ,
  • remote
  • ,
  • removed

5. Located far away spatially

  • "Distant lands"
  • "Remote stars"
    synonym:
  • distant
  • ,
  • remote

Examples of using

Tom seems very distant today.
Tom is a distant relative of mine.
Tomorrow a distant cousin is coming.