distancing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

distancing

  1. Present participle of distance.

Noun[edit]

distancing (plural distancings)

  1. The process of becoming distant.
    • 2008 April 13, Dave Itzkoff, “Bob Dylan Finally Gets His Pulitzer. His What?”, New York Times:
      If you were apprehensive, you were in the good company of Dylan aficionados still grappling with the trickster mystique of the 66-year-old singer-songwriter who see the Pulitzer as another chapter in his complicated history with the establishment, an ongoing dance of distancings and détentes.