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what is the exact meaning of aloof?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote: stood apart with aloof dignity.

  • SD
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Definitions of aloof on the Web:

    remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"

    in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"

    wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    Detatched. Having no need, desire, or much (if any) awareness of other people and social relationships.

    access.autistics.org/resources/glossary/main.html

  • 1 decade ago

    remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers" in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"

    Detatched. Having no need, desire, or much (if any) awareness of other people and social relationships.

    Source(s): wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn access.autistics.org/resources/glossary/main.html
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It means being distant from others, usually emotionally or socially, but it can be used to describe a physical distance that one person puts between themselves and others--After she was tossed into the pool at the last family picnic, she's been aloof (not coming anymore to the event, giving us the cold shoulder, not talking to us much when we do see her,...)

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  • 1 decade ago

    aloof means distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote. At a distance but within view; apart.

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  • 1 decade ago

    aloof

    adj. Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote: stood apart with aloof dignity.

    adv. At a distance but within view; apart.

  • 1 decade ago

    An alooF is a backwards Fool.

    A haughty sort of fellow.

  • 1 decade ago

    detached from, apart from, away from. keep aloof from strife means stay away from arguments or those who argue.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's mean that a person is "detached" from their surroundings or lost in their own little world.

  • 1 decade ago

    out of place

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