What is the opposite of near?

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Adjective
Opposite of only a short distance away or apart in space or time
“Luke was a farmer on Tatooine who lived with his adoptive parents in a distant galaxy.”
Adjective
Opposite of imminent, only a short time ahead
“Everything was static, like a museum diorama of a London street in some distant future.”
Adjective
Opposite of closely acquainted or related
“Unlike unacquainted individuals, friends do not need to establish to each other that they have a sense of humor.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a close family connection
“The tribesman recognizes another as a distant relative when he has knowledge about the relationship but may not be able to trace it.”
Adjective
Opposite of being the closer of two
“If he places another brace against the hinder corner of the further end of the cap, it will resist the spring of the bar.”
Adjective
(far from) Opposite of close to being (the thing mentioned)
“It sure was far from the civility and warm kindness he showed me during that other party.”
Adjective
(absolute) Opposite of close to being (the thing mentioned)
“I trust with absolute certainty that compassion is the only possible response to pain.”
Adjective
Opposite of closely resembling an object that is modeled or imitated
“She uses nonrealistic devices from fairytales and a playful allusiveness to other texts in both dialogue and third-person narration.”
Adjective
(dated, rare) Opposite of sparing in the expenditure of money
“Call me reckless, prodigal even, but I've been spending up big on electricity.”
Adjective
Opposite of predisposed against giving or sharing
Adjective
Opposite of denotes being at or within a specified space or place
“It is disappointing to see so many participants missing despite registering and committing to the course.”
Adjective
Opposite of almost or nearly as described, but not completely or according to strict definition
Adjective
Opposite of ready to hand
Adjective
Opposite of close to the actual, but not completely accurate or exact
Adjective
Opposite of having similar characteristics
Adjective
Opposite of being on friendly terms
“Vince and his daughter had become estranged since the breakup of his relationship with his wife.”
Adjective
Opposite of so nearly the case that it can be regarded as so
“Please be aware of what you need to do in the unlikely event of an emergency.”
Adjective
Opposite of unable to fully realise one's ambitions
Adjective
(of people) Opposite of unwilling to be separated
Adjective
Opposite of representing things in a way that is accurate and true to life
“It just happened that non-realistic art got media attention because the media focuses on the shocking and controversial.”
Adjective
Opposite of threatening, menacing
Adjective
Opposite of resembling or having a likeness to something
Adjective
Opposite of of small width in relation to length
“The bridge was wide enough to accommodate two buses comfortably.”
Preposition
Opposite of at or to a short distance away from (a place)
“Local fishing crews had told him of the Lombok Strait's fiendishly shifting currents, vicious whirlpools, and unexpected waves far from shore.”
Preposition
Opposite of close to in level, degree, quantity or time
“When I got my soup, it was far from the top of the cup, and I was not impressed.”
Preposition
Opposite of close to, or similar, in nature or manner
“The reality was that Austen was unlike his father in many ways.”
Preposition
Opposite of indicating the location of a physical object beside a place or object
Preposition
Opposite of close, near side of
Preposition
(of a time or date) Opposite of approaching or just before
At the beginning of the movie, the protagonist saves a man from an assault.”
Preposition
Opposite of by the side of
Preposition
Opposite of approximately, about
Adverb
Opposite of at or to a place or time not far away
“He wanted to run far away to a place where he could be alone.”
Adverb
Opposite of very close to in amount, degree or quantity, but not quite
“It took several hours but we got there in the end.”
Adverb
Opposite of roughly or approximately close to in quantity, amount or degree
“He counted exactly one hundred coins and smiled to himself.”
Adverb
Opposite of in an uncertain or unspecified location
Adverb
Opposite of very nearly
“I am absolutely exhausted after this fight.”
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.”
Adverb
Opposite of almost or just about
“All entries have already been lodged.”
Adverb
Opposite of in close proximity to
Verb
Opposite of to approach or come near to (physically or numerically)
“He walked up and broke into the conversation to let me know that his name was Alex and I would have to leave the premises immediately.”
Verb
Opposite of to be very close to, physically or figuratively
Verb
Opposite of to approach or come near to
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