Synonyms of distant in English:

distant


See definition of distant

adjective

1‘distant parts of the world’

SYNONYMS

faraway, far off, far

remote, out of the way, outlying, abroad, far-flung, obscure

isolated, cut off, off the beaten track

ANTONYMS

near

2‘the distant past’

SYNONYMS

long ago, bygone

ancient, prehistoric, antediluvian, immemorial

literary olden, of yore

ANTONYMS

recent

3‘the town lay half a mile distant’

SYNONYMS

away, off, apart, separated

4‘a distant memory’

SYNONYMS

vague, faint, dim, faded, feeble

indistinct, obscure, unclear, uncertain, indefinite, indeterminate

confused, sketchy, hazy, rough

ANTONYMS

strong, intense

5‘there is a distant family connection’

SYNONYMS

remote, indirect, slight

ANTONYMS

close

6‘my father was always very distant with me’

SYNONYMS

aloof, reserved, remote, detached, unapproachable, stand-offish, keeping people at arm's length

withdrawn, restrained, reticent, taciturn, uncommunicative, undemonstrative, unforthcoming

cool, cold, frigid, chilly, icy, frosty

formal, stiff, stuffy, ceremonious, unresponsive, unfriendly, haughty, forbidding, austere, mean-looking

ANTONYMS

friendly

7‘he had a distant look in his eyes’

SYNONYMS

distracted, absent-minded, absent, faraway, detached, distrait, vague

ANTONYMS

attentive