- aloof ► ADJECTIVE ▪ cool and distant.DERIVATIVES aloofly adverb aloofness noun.ORIGIN from LUFF(Cf. ↑luff); originally in nautical use meaning «away and to windward!», i.e. with the ship kept away from a lee shore or other hazard.
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Aloofness — A*loof ness, n. State of being aloof. Rogers (1642). [1913 Webster] The . . . aloofness of his dim forest life. Thoreau. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
aloofness — index disinterest (lack of interest), disregard (lack of respect), indifference, neutrality Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton … Law dictionary
aloofness — noun The state of being aloof She wouldnt lose him without a struggle: his aloofness and indifference set a challenge which she could not resist … Wiktionary
aloofness — noun see aloof II … New Collegiate Dictionary
aloofness — See aloofly. * * * … Universalium
aloofness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Dissociation from one s surroundings or worldly affairs: detachment, distance, remoteness. See ATTITUDE, CONCERN, INCLUDE, NEAR … English dictionary for students
aloofness — a loofÂ·ness || nÉªs n. lonesomeness, separateness, distantness … English contemporary dictionary
aloofness — aloof·ness … English syllables
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aloofness — noun 1. indifference by personal withdrawal (Freq. 1) emotional distance • Syn: ↑distance • Derivationally related forms: ↑distant (for: ↑distance), ↑distance … Useful english dictionary