Distant and Nearby


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

Nearby is an antonym for distant in topics: far-off, faraway, aloof, nearest.
Nearby Words: distance, distantly
Antonyms for Distant


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Nearby adjective – Not being distant in time, space, or significance.
Usage example: grabbed the nearby quilt and gently laid it over the sleeping child

Distant is an antonym for nearby.
Nearby Words: near, nearness
Antonyms for Nearby
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Things that words describes

man distant man nearby man
mountain distant mountain nearby mountain
system distant system nearby system
station distant station nearby station
Other nouns: object, kingdom, sun, explosion, planet, town, city, objects, island, enemies, foes, systems, stars, planets, cities, targets.

Both words in one sentence

  • Weird Moon: An enormous full moon looms over the dump and the nearby Bucket residence...with the distant but similarly gigantic Wonka Factory in silhouette before it.
  • When an observer is in motion, from side to side or vertically, distant objects will seem to move much slower than nearby objects.
  • Future Imperfect In "Living Witness", a copy of the Doctor is activated in the distant future by an alien society that had a conflict with Voyager as it passed nearby ages earlier.
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Nearby and Distant. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 22, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/distant/nearby
Distant & Nearby. N.p., 2016. Web. 22 Jan. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/distant/nearby>.
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