aloof aloof  /ə ˈluf/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) remote in manner
  2. (adv) in an aloof manner

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Usage(s):

  1. Jealous people are always hating the Byran brothers, calling them arrogant and aloof and unfocused on the game.
  2. Kate remained aloof and withdrawn when not performing but became totally transformed when she went up to the stage.
  3. The military remained aloof from all the political machinations that was going on in the capital.

News

  1. He’s in the game

    HARTFORD — Rap artists are often portrayed as aloof sorts who wear baggy pants and baseball caps pointed backward.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Journal Inquirer

  2. Nintendo keen to stay out of the E3 fray for now, but can it last?

    Nintendo's approach to E3 2013 is understated and aloof, argues Gamasutra's Christian Nutt. Is it the right move for the company and its struggling Wii U, though? ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Gamasutra

  3. Nintendo remains confidently out of the E3 fray -- but can it?

    Nintendo's approach to E3 2013 is understated and aloof, argues Gamasutra's Christian Nutt. Is it the right move for the company and its struggling Wii U, though? ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Gamasutra

Quotes

  1. "In the summer of 1974, America did not need a philosopher-king or a warrior-prince, an aloof aristocrat or a populist firebrand," Hastert said. "We needed a healer. We needed a rock. We needed honesty and candor and courage. We needed Gerald...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Dennis Hastert Source: USA Today

  2. "Kerry never turned them on; he was aloof and elitist and there was just no real passion for him," Sabato says. "They voted for him more than any other age group, but they weren't excited about him. But I'm in a university community and I'm...
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Larry Sabato Source: Metro Canda - Edmonton

  3. "Symbolism is important but it's substance that counts," Dr Nelson told Parliament. "It is of little consequence and meaning to everyday Australians ...... if we only preoccupy ourselves with the future, being indifferent to - if not aloof...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: Brendan Nelson Source: NEWS.com.au

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