What is the opposite of close?

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Adjective
Opposite of only a short distance away or apart in space or time
“The next town is pretty far from here.”
Adjective
(loose) Opposite of closely packed
“The bridge was composed of loose wooden planks, which made it very rickety.”
Adjective
(uncrowded) Opposite of closely packed
“Our favorite restaurant is typically uncrowded during the weekdays.”
Adjective
Opposite of on very affectionate or intimate terms
“My daughter and I have sadly become rather distant in recent years.”
Adjective
Opposite of uncomfortably humid or airless
“I sat in the open and airy bar area while I waited for the rest of the party.”
Adjective
Opposite of secretive with information
“He was always open about his mental health problems and how it affected his career as a professional athlete.”
Adjective
Opposite of predisposed against giving or sharing
“His grandfather was a wealthy businessman who was always generous with his money.”
Adjective
Opposite of with evenly matched competitors (as per the score or result)
“The match never reached any great heights as it was incredibly one-sided.”
Adjective
Opposite of on the verge of
“She is far from being a competitive swimmer and needs to train more.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by conscientious attention to details
“It was evident that the editor had merely given the report a cursory glance based on the number of grammatical mistakes it contained.”
Adjective
Opposite of vigilant, especially for danger or disorder
“You can't afford to be careless when you are traveling.”
Adjective
Opposite of not deviating or varying greatly from something
“Even though they are twins, they have only slight similarities outside of their appearance.”
Adjective
Opposite of deviating only slightly or within acceptable limits
“The movie's portrayal of Queen Victoria was inaccurate and most of the events were fabricated.”
Adjective
(of a secret) Opposite of carefully guarded
“The location of this beautiful lake has become open knowledge due to social media.”
Adjective
Opposite of denoting a family member who is part of a person's immediate family
“We do share the same surname, but we are merely distant cousins.”
Adjective
Opposite of not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily
“The check-in assistant seemed to be in a particularly garrulous mood, chatting with his colleague while he printed out the boarding card.”
Adjective
Opposite of something or someone that is beloved
“Because of the affair, you have become irrelevant to me.”
Adjective
Opposite of of small width in relation to length
“The bridge was wide enough to accommodate two buses comfortably.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and amicable in nature
“The two hot-headed professors had a hostile debate about the reality and effects of climate change.”
Adjective
Opposite of containing perceptible moisture
“It is an arid climate with a few registered inches of rainfall in a normal year.”
Adjective
Opposite of hot and humid
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of matter all through
“Most of these applications use nitrogen in liquid form as a refrigerant.”
Adjective
(of people) Opposite of unwilling to be separated
Adjective
Opposite of having or demonstrating an unwavering devotion toward someone or something
“I'm pretty fickle when it comes to supporting my country during the Olympics.”
Adjective
Opposite of steadfast and constant, especially of relationships
“Saying that you are sorry and meaning it is the first step to healing a broken relationship.”
Adjective
Opposite of on close or friendly terms
“Cody became distant after moving overseas for work.”
Adjective
Opposite of having, including, or paying attention to many small details or features
Adjective
Opposite of ready to hand
Adjective
Opposite of close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
Verb
Opposite of to cover an opening
“To gain access to the attic, you will have to open the trapdoor.”
Verb
(of a hole or opening) Opposite of to block up
“The clogged pipes will require the expertise of a plumber to unblock.”
Verb
(of a pipe) Opposite of to turn off
“You can start the taps once the hoses have been attached.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring or come to an end
“Pre-orders for the new release will open at the beginning of January.”
Verb
(of a business or operation) Opposite of to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
“The business will open again once renovations are complete.”
Verb
(close around or over) Opposite of to come into contact with (something) so as to encircle and hold it
“After pinning him to the ground, Vinnie would twist Gary's wrist to force him to release his grip on the pistol.”
Verb
Opposite of to gradually get nearer to someone or something
“We could see a great, big grizzly bear in close proximity and would subsequently make the wise decision to retreat from the cave.”
Verb
Opposite of to make smaller or narrower
“The disparity in skill level between the top and bottom teams is beginning to widen significantly.”
Verb
Opposite of to finalize or settle a formal agreement
“Contract negotiations were starting to protract as both parties began their posturing.”
Verb
(of a business) Opposite of to go bankrupt
“Against the odds, his cafe would thrive in a suburb that was saturated with various eatery options.”
Verb
Opposite of to draw to a close
Noun
(opening) Opposite of the end of an event or of a period of time or activity
“She had to rush because she did not want to miss the opening of the movie.”
Noun
(continuance) Opposite of the end of an event or of a period of time or activity
“The continuance of a free and unfettered press is critical to a free and democratic society.”
Adverb
Opposite of at, or to, a place or time not far away
“If you could stand further from me, I would greatly appreciate it.”
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