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Not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant,
  1. Not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant
    • - they were courteous but faintly aloof
    • - an aloof and somewhat austere figure
  2. Conspicuously uninvolved and uninterested, typically through distaste
    • - he stayed aloof from the bickering

  1. in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
  2. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
  3. (aloofness) distance: indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance"
  4. (aloofness) a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
  5. Aloof may refer to: * Aloof Clothing, Southern California Surf/Skateboard Apparel Company * The Aloof, British music band * Fictional race in the sci-fi novel Incandescence by Greg Egan * To be distant; not aware of; distant or haughty in manner
  6. The Aloof were a British alternative / pop / electronica supergroup, mixing electronic and dance elements with dub influences. They were active during the 1990s and released four full-length albums. ...
  7. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant; At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away; Without sympathy; unfavorably
  8. (aloofness) The state of being aloof
  9. distant in sympathy, interest, etc.; reserved and cool.
  10. remote from others in manner and behaviour.
  11. Old expression meaning to "keep your luff", or sail as close to the wind as possible.
  12. It comes from the sea-faring word luff which meant to steer the ship with the wind and away from shore. In context the captain would order to steer the ship aluff meaning to give distance between the ship and the shore. Now aloof means distance in a less literal and more emotional or mental sense.
  13. (adj.): distant; removed; cool
  14. reserved; emotionally detached