The remoteness, the coolness, the lecturing style is now a liability.
The more monolithic bureaucracies became, Gowers felt, the more they reinforced their remoteness by using impenetrable language.
The remoteness of the area has been both its curse and its blessing throughout history.
mid-15c., from Middle French remot or directly from Latin remotus "afar off, remote, distant in place," past participle of removere "move back or away" (see remove (v.)). Related: Remotely; remoteness. Remote control "fact of controlling from a distance" is recorded from 1904; as a device which allows this from 1920.