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distant (adj) cold, reserved, and unfriendly.

When you are distant, you remain reserved, you don't sound friendly with people you talk to, or deal with. You are aloof. When you do not talk in a friendly way to others you are distant from them. Parents who are not close to their children are distant from them.

  • After the exchange between Ann and Denis, Ann remained distant and cold. She would not respond readily to Denis's attempts at conversation.
  • It was clear that Susan was trying to end her relations with Philip. Phil could see that she was, unlike in the past, distant and cold towards him.
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