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  • as inneglect
  • as inrebuff
  • as inrepel
  • as inward/ward off
  • as infend off

synonyms for keep at arm's length

  • discount
  • disregard
  • ignore
  • overlook
  • reject
  • spurn
  • underestimate
  • affront
  • condemn
  • depreciate
  • despise
  • detest
  • disdain
  • dismiss
  • pretermit
  • rebuff
  • scant
  • scorn
  • slight
  • slur
  • brush aside
  • brush off
  • have nothing to do with
  • keep one's distance
  • laugh off
  • let go
  • live with
  • make light of
  • not care for
  • pass by
  • pass over
  • pass up
  • pay no attention to
  • pay no mind
  • shrug off
  • tune out
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antonyms for keep at arm's length

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  • attend
  • heed
  • look at
  • note
  • notice
  • pay attention
  • recognize
  • regard
  • respect
  • admire
  • approve
  • cherish
  • compliment
  • flatter
  • like
  • love
  • praise
  • welcome
  • accomplish
  • achieve
  • complete
  • concern
  • do
  • finish
  • guard
  • nurture
  • protect
  • succeed
  • take care of
  • watch
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How to use keep at arm's length in a sentence

It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
These sections also have vibrations of their own which are of shorter length and more rapid motion.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Besides this fundamental or primary vibration, the movement divides itself into segments, or sections, of the entire length.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
At length only four or five flames remained, feebly wavering in their pools of melted wax.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
The experience of the Jesuit fathers at Port Royal is related at length, from their own point of view.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Beginning with single twigs and working over them patiently she at length painted whole trees, and later animals.
WOMEN IN THE FINE ARTS, FROM THE SEVENTH CENTURY B.C. TO THE TWENTIETH CENTURY A.D.CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
He recounts at much length the reasons for which he supposes the governor arrested him.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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WORDS RELATED TO KEEP AT ARM'S LENGTH

  • avert
  • avoid
  • beat off
  • deflect
  • drive back
  • hold at bay
  • keep at a distance
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep off
  • parry
  • rebuff
  • rebuke
  • rebut
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repel
  • repulse
  • resist
  • snub
  • spurn
  • stave off
  • turn aside
  • ward off
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