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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner; Indifference by personal withdrawal.

Usage examples (32)
  • There is also a certain aloofness, a peculiar but understandable arrogance.
  • Part of what students currently see as an aloofness is just running to the next obligation ...
  • And I suppose these are character traits that can be read as "aloofness," or even "haughtiness."
  • Despite the reserved nature of a President once accused of professorial "aloofness," Obama is proving himself as somewhat spontaneous. for more
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