Aloofness - definition, transcription

Amer.  |əˈluːfnəs|
Brit.  |əˈluːfnəs|


- indifference by personal withdrawal (syn: distance)
- a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner (syn: remoteness, standoffishness, withdrawnness)


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...

...the governor watched with stately aloofness as his wife charmed the party guests...

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