Distancy to Distinct

(Dis"tan*cy) n. Distance. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Dis"tant) a. [F., fr. L. distans, -antis, p. pr. of distare to stand apart, be separate or distant; dis- + stare to stand. See Stand.]

1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.

One board had two tenons, equally distant.
Ex. xxxvi. 22.

Diana's temple is not distant far.

2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; — in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.

The success of these distant enterprises.

3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.

He passed me with a distant bow.

4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.

Some distant knowledge.

A distant glimpse.
W. Irving.

5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.

Syn. — Separate; far; remote; aloof; apart; asunder; slight; faint; indirect; indistinct.

(Dis*tan"tial) a. Distant. [Obs.]

More distantial from the eye.
W. Montagu.

(Dis"tant*ly) adv. At a distance; remotely; with reserve.

(Dis*taste") n.

1. Aversion of the taste; dislike, as of food or drink; disrelish. Bacon.

2. Discomfort; uneasiness.

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes, and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.

3. Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.

On the part of Heaven,
Now alienated, distance and distaste.

Syn. — Disrelish; disinclination; dislike; aversion; displeasure; dissatisfaction; disgust.

(Dis*taste"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Distasting.]

1. Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike.

Although my will distaste what it elected.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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