Definition of distantly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    distantly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈdɪstəntli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪstəntli//
     
     
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  1. 1far away in space or time Somewhere, distantly, he could hear the sound of the sea.
  2. 2not closely We're distantly related. The way I speak only distantly resembles the way I write.
  3. 3in a way that does not show real emotion because you are thinking about something else Holly smiled distantly.