aloof Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"aloof" in British English

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aloofadjective

uk   us   /əˈluːf/
not ​friendly or ​willing to take ​part in things: She ​seemedrather aloof when in ​fact she was just ​shy. not ​interested or ​involved, usually because you do not ​approve of what is ​happening: Whatever is ​happening in the ​office, she always remains aloof. She kept herself aloof from her husband's ​business.
aloofness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of aloof from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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aloofadjective, adverb

 us   /əˈluf/
not taking ​part in things, esp. in a way that ​seemsunfriendly: Is she aloof and ​arrogant or just ​shy? When they ​argued, I ​remained aloof.
(Definition of aloof from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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