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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 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   /-nəs/ us  
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