the quality or state of being aloof, distant, or reserved; indifference: His girlfriend's recent aloofness may be a sign that the relationship is over.

Origin of aloofness Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for aloofness

Historical Examples of aloofness

  • Then she faced the lawyer again, with an aloofness of manner that was contemptuous.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • She could scarcely endure the aloofness with which he had withdrawn into himself.


    Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius

  • Too long had he cultivated reticence, aloofness, and moroseness.

    White Fang

    Jack London

  • There is a kind of aloofness in strong men at great moments.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • Helen's sadness, her composure, her aloofness, engaged his imagination.