distant

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin distans, present participle of distare (to stand apart, be separate, distant, or different), from di-, dis- (apart) + stare (to stand).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɪstənt/
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Adjective[edit]

distant (comparative more distant, superlative most distant)

  1. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
    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.
    Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin distāns.

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distant (masculine and feminine plural distants)

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

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French[edit]

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

  1. distant
  2. aloof

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  • Romanian: distant

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

distant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of distō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French distant.

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]

From Latin distāns, present participle of distō, distāre (stand apart, be distant).

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

  1. (Puter) distant, remote, faraway

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