Close and Distant


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


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

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.
Cite this Source
Distant and Close. (2016). Retrieved 2023, September 22, from
Close & Distant. N.p., 2016. Web. 22 Sep. 2023. <>.
Distant or Close. 2016. Accessed September 22, 2023.
Google Ngram Viewer shows how "close" and "distant" have occurred on timeline