distant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle English distaunt, from Old French distant, from Latin distāns, distantem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪstənt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪstənt

Adjective[edit]

distant (comparative more distant, superlative most distant)

  1. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
    Synonyms: faraway; see also Thesaurus:distant
    We heard a distant rumbling but didn't pay any more attention to it.   She was surprised to find that her fiancé was a distant relative of hers.   His distant look showed that he was not listening to me.
  2. Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.
    Synonyms: aloof, cold
    Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin distāns, distāntem.

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Adjective[edit]

distant (masculine and feminine plural distants)

  1. distant
    Synonyms: llunyà, remot
    Antonyms: pròxim, proper

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin distāns, distāntem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

distant (feminine distante, masculine plural distants, feminine plural distantes)

  1. distant
  2. aloof

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Descendants[edit]

  • Romanian: distant

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

distant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of distō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French distant, from Latin distāns.

Adjective[edit]

distant m or n (feminine singular distantă, masculine plural distanți, feminine and neuter plural distante)

  1. distant, remote

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin distāns, distāntem.

Adjective[edit]

distant m (feminine singular distanta, masculine plural distants, feminine plural distantas)

  1. (Puter) distant, remote, faraway
    Synonym: luntaun