Definition of distant :
1. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; - in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
2. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
3. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
4. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
5. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
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remote (part of speech: adjective)
- While we were walking about the estate, our attention was arrested by distant singing. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
- And why are you so cold and distant, Gerty? - "Macleod of Dare", William Black.
- I was listening to a distant voice in the lower part of the hall. - "The Betrayal", E. Phillips Oppenheim.