Antonyms of adj distant

5 senses of distant

Sense 1
distant (vs. close) -- (separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call")

close (vs. distant) -- (at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other; "close to noon"; "how close are we to town?"; "a close formation of ships")
        => adjacent, next, side by side (predicate) -- (nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; "had adjacent rooms"; "in the next room"; "the person sitting next to me"; "our rooms were side by side")
        => ambient -- (completely enveloping; "the ambient air"; "ambient sound"; "the ambient temperature")
        => appressed, adpressed -- (pressed close to or lying flat against something; "adpressed hairs along the plant's stem"; "igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force"-L.V.Pirsson)
        => approximate, close together (predicate) -- (located close together; "with heads close together"; "approximate leaves grow together but are not united")
        => at hand (predicate), close at hand (predicate), imminent, impendent, impending -- (close in time; about to occur; "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement")
        => at hand (predicate), close at hand (predicate) -- (close in space; within reach; "the town is close at hand")
        => close-hauled -- (having the sails trimmed for sailing as close to the wind as possible)
        => close-set (prenominal), close set (predicate) -- (set close together; "close-set eyes"; "close-set teeth"; "her eyes are close set")
        => contiguous, immediate -- (very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past")
        => encompassing (prenominal), surrounding (prenominal), circumferent -- (closely encircling; "encompassing mountain ranges"; "the surrounding countryside")
        => enveloping (prenominal) -- (surrounding and closing in on or hemming in; "the army's enveloping maneuver")
        => hand-to-hand -- (being at close quarters; "hand-to-hand fighting")
        => juxtaposed -- (placed side by side often for comparison; "juxtaposed pictures")
        => nestled, snuggled -- (drawn or pressed close to someone or something for or as if for affection or protection; "saw a number of small houses nestled against the hillside"; "like a baby snuggled in its mother's arms")
        => proximate -- (very close in space or time; "proximate words"; "proximate houses")
        => scalelike -- (reduced to a small appressed thing that resembles a scale; "scalelike leaves")
        => walk-to (prenominal), walking (prenominal) -- (close enough to be walked to; "walking distance"; "the factory with the big parking lot...is more convenient than the walk-to factory")

Sense 2
distant (vs. close), remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")

close (vs. distant) -- (close in relevance or relationship; "a close family"; "we are all...in close sympathy with..."; "close kin"; "a close resemblance")
        => approximate, near -- (very close in resemblance; "sketched in an approximate likeness"; "a near likeness")
        => boon -- (very close and convivial; "boon companions")
        => chummy, buddy-buddy, thick (predicate) -- ((used informally) associated on close terms; "a close friend"; "the bartender was chummy with the regular customers"; "the two were thick as thieves for months")
        => close-knit, closely knit -- (held together as by social or cultural ties; "a close-knit family"; "close-knit little villages"; "the group was closely knit")
        => confidential -- (denoting confidence or intimacy; "a confidential approach"; "in confidential tone of voice")
        => cozy -- (suggesting connivance; "a cozy arrangement with the police")
        => dear, good, near -- (with or in a close or intimate relationship; "a good friend"; "my sisters and brothers are near and dear")
        => familiar, intimate -- (having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders")
        => intimate -- (marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity; "intimate friend"; "intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington)

Sense 3
aloof, distant, upstage -- (remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers")

INDIRECT (VIA reserved) -> unreserved -- (not cautious or reticent; "unreserved behavior")

Sense 4
distant, remote, removed -- (separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future")

INDIRECT (VIA far) -> near, close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

Sense 5
distant, remote -- (located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars")

INDIRECT (VIA far) -> near, close, nigh -- (not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances; "near neighbors"; "in the near future"; "they are near equals"; "his nearest approach to success"; "a very near thing"; "a near hit by the bomb"; "she was near tears"; "she was close to tears"; "had a close call")

Similarity of adj distant

5 senses of distant

Sense 1
distant (vs. close) -- (separated in space or coming from or going to a distance; "distant villages"; "the sound of distant traffic"; "a distant sound"; "a distant telephone call")
       => deep -- (very distant in time or space; "deep in the past"; "deep in enemy territory"; "deep in the woods"; "a deep space probe")
       => extreme -- (most distant in any direction; "the extreme edge of town")
       => far-flung -- (remote; "far-flung corners of the Empire")
       => long-distance -- (covering a long distance; "a long-distance runner"; "a long-distance freight train"; "she ran off with a long-distance truck driver")
       => nonadjacent -- (not adjacent; not next)
       => out-of-town -- (happening in or being of another town or city; "an out-of-town tryout"; "an out-of-town school")
       => yonder, yon -- (distant but within sight (`yon' is dialectal); "yonder valley"; "the hills yonder"; "what is yon place?")
          Also See-> far#1

Sense 2
distant (vs. close), remote -- (far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics")
       => faraway -- (far removed mentally; "a faraway (or distant) look in her eyes")
       => loosely knit -- (having only distant social or legal ties; "a loosely knit group")
       => removed (predicate) -- (separated in relationship by a given degree of descent; "a cousin once removed")
       => ulterior -- (beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote; "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"- G.B.Shaw)

Sense 3
aloof, distant, upstage -- (remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers")
       => reserved (vs. unreserved) -- (marked by self-restraint and reticence; "was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"-Victoria Sackville-West)

Sense 4
distant, remote, removed -- (separate or apart in time; "distant events"; "the remote past or future")
       => far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")

Sense 5
distant, remote -- (located far away spatially; "distant lands"; "remote stars")
       => far (vs. near) -- (located at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future")

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