Re·mote a. [Compar. Remoter superl. Remotest.]
1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; -- said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages; remote lands.
Places remote enough are in Bohemia. --Shak.
Remote from men, with God he passed his days. --Parnell.
2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related; -- in various figurative uses. Specifically: (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. “All these propositions, how remote soever from reason.” --Locke. (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection or consanguinity. (c) Separate; abstracted. “Wherever the mind places itself by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all bodies.” --Locke. (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant. “From the effect to the remotest cause.” --Granville. (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
3. Bot. Separated by intervals greater than usual.
-- Re*mote*ly, adv. -- Re*mote*ness, n.
n 1: the property of being remote [syn: farness, farawayness]
2: a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
[syn: aloofness, standoffishness, withdrawnness]