Complete Definition of "aloof"

English
Etymology
From prefix|a|loof, from D. loef luff, and so meaning, as a nautical word, to the windward. See Loof, Luff.

Pronunciation
IPA: WEAE /ÊËluËf/
:*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËf|-uËf

Adverb
en-adv

  1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.

#: Our palace stood aloof from streets. --Dryden.

  1. Without sympathy; unfavorably.

#: To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst of all impieties. --I. Taylor.

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant

Translations
trans-top|Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant
Finnish: etäinen, varautunut
Polish: trzymajÄcy siÄ z dala, z dystansem, z rezerwÄ
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