Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Present participle of distance.
distancing (plural distancings)
- 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.