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- Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
- 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, in The Celebrity:
- Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction of Mohair.
- 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.
- Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.
- Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me.
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- distant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- distant in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- distant at OneLook Dictionary Search
distant (masculine and feminine plural distants)
- “distant” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “distant” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
- “distant” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
- “distant” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
- “distant” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).