- 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 the trauma she has been totally distant to 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 le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).