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English definition of “distant”

distant

adjective uk   /ˈdɪs.tənt/ us  

distant adjective (NOT CLOSE)

B2 far away: a distant country She could hear the distant sound of fireworks exploding.Distant in space and time C2 part of your family but not closely related: a distant relative/cousinFamily relations in general in the distant past/future far away in the past or future: At some point in the distant future I would like to have my own house.Distant in space and time in the not-too-distant future quite soon: They plan to have children in the not-too-distant future.In the future and soon

distant adjective (NOT FRIENDLY)

C1 describes someone who does not show much emotion and is not friendly: She seemed cold and distant.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
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