Definition Of distant


(of a person) not intimate; cool or reserved.

his children found him strangely distant

far away in space or time.

distant parts of the world

Example Of distant

  • A number of colonies had been established in the distant Besalius sector of space.

  • Aislinn nodded gravely, her eyes momentarily taking on a distant light.

  • An elderly couple holiday with their two sons, but something is clearly amiss; the mother is distant and surly, ignoring everything around her.

  • And many of the photo studios used the backs of the photos as advertising space for a mysteriously distant Philadelphia.

  • Anjali Sircar, tired of room hunting, asked her distant cousin, Yash, to pretend to be her fiancé and wangled a single room at Khar.

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