From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses. Specifically: (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. ''All these propositions, how remote soever from reason.'' --Locke. (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity. (c) Separate; abstracted. ''Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all bodies.'' --Locke. (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant. ''From the effect to the remotest cause.'' --Granville. (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
156 Moby Thesaurus words for "remote": Olympian, above all that, abstracted, acquisitive, alien, aloof, ambitious for self, ancient, apart, arcane, asunder, at a distance, autistic, away, back, backward, bashful, blank, careerist, casual, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, detached, devious, discreet, disinterested, distal, distant, early, egotistical, exclusive, exotic, expressionless, faint, far, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, farfetched, fat, foggy, forbidding, forced, frigid, frontier, frosty, grasping, greedy, guarded, icy, impassive, impersonal, implausible, improbable, in a backwater, inaccessible, inappropriate, inconsiderable, incurious, indifferent, individualistic, insignificant, insular, introverted, irrelevant, isolated, lonely, lonesome, long-distance, long-range, modest, narcissistic, negligible, obscure, off, offish, out-of-the-way, out-of-the-world, outlandish, outlying, outside, personalistic, poor, possessive, privatistic, quarantined, quite another thing, recondite, removed, repressed, reserved, restrained, reticent, retired, retiring, secluded, seclusive, secret, segregated, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-advancing, self-besot, self-centered, self-considerative, self-contained, self-devoted, self-esteeming, self-indulgent, self-interested, self-jealous, self-occupied, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-sufficient, selfish, separate, separated, sequestered, shrinking, shut off, slender, slight, slim, small, something else again, standoff, standoffish, strained, subdued, subtle, suppressed, tramontane, ultramontane, unaffable, unapproachable, unconcerned, uncongenial, unconnected, undemonstrative, unexpansive, unfamiliar, unfrequented, ungenial, uninterested, unlikely, unrelated, unsettled, unusual, unvisited, withdrawn
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