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withdrawn, restrained, reticent, taciturn, uncommunicative, undemonstrative, unforthcoming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