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aloof

[ uh-loof ]
/ əˈluf /
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adverb
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates.
adjective
reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof.

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Origin of aloof

1525–35; a-1 + loofluff windward

OTHER WORDS FROM aloof

a·loof·ly, adverba·loof·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aloof

aloof
/ (əˈluːf) /

adjective
distant, unsympathetic, or supercilious in manner, attitude, or feeling

Derived forms of aloof

aloofly, adverbaloofness, noun

Word Origin for aloof

C16: from a- 1 + loof, a variant of luff
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