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What does "Aloof" mean?

Definition

(adv.) At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away (adv.) Without sympathy; unfavorably (n.) Same as Alewife (prep.) Away from; clear from


Synonyms reserved, distant


Example: "Stood apart with aloof dignity" Example: "The local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"


Word Family aloofly, aloofness