Part of speech:
The definition of far-off is something remote or distant.
Suitable for application to the outside:
(--- Anat.) Of, at, or near the surface of the body; specif., designating or of that part of a nervous system that branches out from a central nervous system
Aloof or chilly:
Hidden away; secluded:
Marked by an absence of emotional involvement or personal interest; aloof or unbiased.
Lying on the exterior part; bordering; conterminous.
Farther from the centre of the inside.
Distant in relationship
Privileged, more or most privileged, more or most influential, intimate, exclusive, more important, more intimate, private, secret, confined to an exclusive group, exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence being near a center especially of influence.
Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system:
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city:
(Not comparable) Not current.
Suggestive of the isolated life of an island:
Having little in common with one's associates, family, etc.
Far from centers of human population:
Shut off or kept apart from others; isolated; withdrawn
Existing, living, or going without others; alone:
(Dated) Next to the driver, when he is on foot; (US) on the left of an animal or a team.
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