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aloof

a·loof

aloof

 
 
pronunciation:
luf
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: uninvolved or distant; indifferent.
It was hard to get to know her, as she seemed so cool and aloof.How can you remain aloof when you know the country is in peril?
synonyms:
apart, distant, remote, removed, standoffish, unapproachable, unconcerned, withdrawn
antonyms:
approachable, concerned, familiar, involved, outgoing
similar words:
alone, apathetic, asocial, cool, detached, indifferent, isolated, reticent, shy, solitary, stiff, unbending, unsociable
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part of speech: adverb
definition: at a distance; apart.
He rarely attended parties, but even when he did, he stood aloof.
derivations: aloofly (adv.), aloofness (n.)
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