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distant

adjective
 
 
/ˈdɪstənt/
FAR AWAY B2 far away in space or time: distant galaxies the distant sound of traffic We hope to see you in the not too distant future.Distant in space and time
RELATIVE A distant relative is not very closely related to you: a distant cousinFamily relations in general
NOT FRIENDLY [never before noun] not friendly: She seemed cold and distant.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
distantly adverb distantly related
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