distant

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Middle English distaunt, from Old French distant, from Latin distāns, distantem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪstənt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪstənt

AdjectiveEdit

distant (comparative more distant, superlative most distant)

  1. Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
    Synonyms: faraway; see also Thesaurus:distant
    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.
    Synonyms: aloof, cold
    Ever since our argument, she has been totally distant toward me.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin distāns, distāntem.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

distant (masculine and feminine plural distants)

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

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin distāns, distāntem.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. distant
  2. aloof

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DescendantsEdit

  • Romanian: distant

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

distant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of distō

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French distant, from Latin distāns.

AdjectiveEdit

distant m or n (feminine singular distantă, masculine plural distanți, feminine and neuter plural distante)

  1. distant, remote

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RomanschEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Latin distāns, distāntem.

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. (Puter) distant, remote, faraway
    Synonym: luntaun