Close and Distant


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Close adjective – Not being distant in time, space, or significance.
Usage example: these words are close synonyms

Distant is an antonym for close in topics: near, intimate, imminent.
Nearby Words: closed, closeness, closing, closely, closure
Antonyms for Close


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Distant adjective – Not close in time or space.
Usage example: the distant towers were barely visible in the fog

Close is an antonym for distant in topics: far-off, faraway, aloof.
Nearby Words: distance, distantly
Antonyms for Distant
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Things that words describes

connection close connection distant connection
member close member distant member
family close family distant family
kin close kin distant kin
Other nouns: relation, relationship, relatives, shot, relative, cousin, friends, shots, enemies, cousins.

Both words in one sentence

  • Comicbook / Supergirl Exactly how close or distant humans and Kryptonians are can vary depending on the work.
  • Literature / Black Midas Many of them had families on the coast, but the forest had its own codes, made its own demands, and for a pork-knocker to abandon wife and children, relatives close or distant, was as ordinary an occurrence as eating or sleeping.
  • Theatre / Hamlet Friends Are Chosen, Family Aren't: Hamlet is a thoughtful, academic fellow who has friends both close and distant, and a developing romance with a girl who has even stronger feelings for him.
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