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Not near and difficult to reach

distant

adjective

far away from the place where you are

far

adjective, adverb

a long distance

apart

adjective, adverb

used for saying how far away from each other people or things are

remote

adjective

far away in distance or space

lonely

adjective

a lonesome place is far from where people live, and not many people go there

isolated

adjective

an isolated place is a long way from other places and is often difficult to get to

inaccessible

adjective

difficult or impossible to reach

outlying

adjective

existing outside and away from a particular place

away

adverb

far from people, places, or things, especially so that you feel separated from them

outermost

adjective

furthest away from a particular place or from the centre of something

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