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English definition of “aloof”

aloof

adjective uk   /əˈluːf/ us  
not friendly or willing to take part in things: She seemed rather aloof when in fact she was just shy.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour 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.Critical and uncomplimentary
aloofness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of aloof from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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