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.Shak.
2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times;
The success of these distant enterprises.Prescott.
3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
He passed me with a distant bow.Goldsmith.
4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
Some distant knowledge.Shak.
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.
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.Bacon.
3. Alienation of affection; displeasure; anger.
On the part of Heaven,Milton.
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.Shak.