remote - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    far away from other cities, towns, or people

    My grandparents were from a remote village in China.

    We felt very remote and lonely living out in the country.

    1. a.
      far away in distance or space

      She had never imagined being able to visit such remote countries.

    2. b.
      far away in the past or future

      The idea of a holiday seems so remote I can hardly even imagine it.

  2. 2
    not likely to happen

    You have only the remotest chance of winning the lottery.

    The possibility of kidnapping is remote, but be careful.

  3. 3
    not showing any friendly interest in other people
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  4. 5
    not connected or relevant to something
    remote from:

    Managers have become increasingly remote from their junior employees.

    All these theories seem very remote from our everyday experience in the classroom.

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noun [uncountable]