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Definitions and Synonyms of aloof | Another word for aloof | What is aloof?

Definition 1: in an aloof manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where aloof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Definition 2: remote in manner - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where aloof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for aloof in the sense of this definition

(aloof is similar to ...) marked by self-restraint and reticence

"was habitually reserved in speech, withholding her opinion"

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