Aloof - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈluːf|  American pronunciation of the word aloof
Brit.  |əˈluːf|  British pronunciation of the word aloof


- in an aloof manner


- remote in manner(syn: distant, upstage)


They tried to keep aloof from the politics of the day.

...the new kid was really not so aloof as we thought him at first, just painfully shy...

She hid her true self behind the shield of an aloof formality.

He quitted his seat, and stood aloof.

Sparta it seems kept aloof from this struggle.

They worked hard, but tended to stay aloof from the local inhabitants.

She had always kept herself aloof from the boys in class.

Beneath that aloof exterior, Gayle is a warm, sympathetic person.

Initially, the President remained aloof from the campaign.

The doctor held himself somewhat aloof from the rest of the ship's crew.

the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough

...usually quite aloof in public, he's actually quite relaxed with his intimates...

In truth, he isn't so much aloof as he is courtly in a formal, afternoon-tea sort of way.

managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way

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