What is the opposite of intimate?

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Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a close or warm personal relationship
“She has a distant relationship with her children's father, dates occasionally, and otherwise has few friends that she sees or talks to with any frequency.”
Adjective
(of knowledge) Opposite of characterized by an attention to detail or thoroughness
“With only a superficial understanding of their position, students present their arguments half-heartedly.”
Adjective
Opposite of not known or meant to be publicly known
“If there is some information that humankind has found out and if it is supposed to be public knowledge, then you will easily find it.”
Adjective
(of a place or setting) Opposite of having a personable or relaxed atmosphere
“The whole place was incredible, but it had an impersonal feel to it, almost like a hotel.”
Adjective
Opposite of denoting amorous liaisons
“He has had several lady friends over the years, but their relationships have always been platonic.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature
Adjective
Opposite of something or someone that is beloved
“Because of the affair, you have become irrelevant to me.”
Adjective
Opposite of pleasant and amicable in nature
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“The two hot-headed professors had a hostile debate about the reality and effects of climate change.”
Adjective
(of a conversation) Opposite of candid, intimate, and personal
Adjective
(of people) Opposite of unwilling to be separated
Adjective
Opposite of in a state of comfort and relaxation
“They all saw Dawn as their sworn enemy, which made for an uncomfortable weekend away for me because I was now seen as a traitor.”
Adjective
Opposite of based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought
Adjective
Opposite of most intimate or private
Adjective
Opposite of kept to oneself and not publicly known
Adjective
Opposite of mental or spiritual
“Masters and overseers resorted to physical punishments to impose their wills.”
Adjective
Opposite of being personally involved
“He had a decidedly hands-off approach when it came to managing his department.”
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 open or available only to a select few
“The inner circle should include your close family members that you trust, and your outer circle should include all the other people that you know.”
Adjective
Opposite of of the private aspects of a person's life
“His public persona was significantly more colorful than his private one.”
Adjective
Opposite of reliable and unfailing
“Your lack of empathy is a testament to your flawed virtue, of which you should be ashamed.”
Adjective
Opposite of personal and private in nature
“Due to rumors of her being an FBI informer, and her exposed affair, Anna Mae endured ethnocentrism at the hands of other native women.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening on a personal or intimate level
“We were introduced to each other in an impersonal manner.”
Adjective
Opposite of naturally as part or consequence of something
“He castigates prize judges for giving the top awards to books for reasons extrinsic to literature.”
Adjective
Opposite of essential, innate or inherent to something
Adjective
Opposite of nearest or next to in space
“The suspect is standing on the far right of the lineup.”
Noun
Opposite of a very close friend
“Any enemy of my foe is a friend of mine.”
Verb
Opposite of to suggest or indicate something indirectly
“I don't know whether any of this would have any effect, but it would highlight the seriousness of the consequences of crime.”
Verb
Opposite of to state or make known
“The government quickly acted to suppress information regarding the explosion.”
Verb
Opposite of to suggest or indicate something indirectly or covertly
Verb
Opposite of to convey or express in a particular way or manner
“He recounted the times that he would repress feelings of anger during his childhood.”
Verb
Opposite of to signify or convey an object or idea
“The refrigerator is still full of food, which will contradict any presumption that I have to go shopping for groceries again.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring forward into existence or to introduce
“I question the validity of Superman's ability to conceal his identity solely behind a pair of glasses.”
Verb
Opposite of to suggest or indicate something indirectly
Verb
Opposite of to intent to mean, sometimes indirectly
Verb
Opposite of to mention privately
“In deference to Laqa, she decided to announce her arrival at the gates of the court.”
Verb
Opposite of to make an assertion without proof
Verb
Opposite of to indicate or suggest
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