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ALOOF

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aloof mean? 

ALOOF (adjective)
  The adjective ALOOF has 1 sense:

1. remote in manner

  Familiarity information: ALOOF used as an adjective is very rare.


ALOOF (adverb)
  The adverb ALOOF has 1 sense:

1. in an aloof manner

  Familiarity information: ALOOF used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALOOF (adjective)


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Meaning:

Remote in manner

Synonyms:

aloof; upstage; distant

Context examples:

stood apart with aloof dignity / a distant smile / he was upstage with strangers

Similar:

reserved (marked by self-restraint and reticence)


ALOOF (adverb)


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Meaning:

In an aloof manner

Context example:

the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough

Pertainym:

aloof (remote in manner)


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