aloofness aloofness  /ə ˈluf nəs/


  1. (n) indifference by personal withdrawal
  2. (n) a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner


  1. Our aloofness stemmed from an early skepticism.
  2. However, she says that other relatives were less optimistic about his shortcomings and reportedly saw his aloofness as dysfunctional and a telltale sign of a looming mental problem.
  3. Beijingers have a reputation in China for aloofness and a dry, self-mocking wit.


  • Secrets Mar The Gloss Of 'Youth' For These Heroines

    Each of the young women in Laura van den Berg's The Isle of Youth is searching for significance in her life, troubled by the choices she's made. Their tales make up a collection of short stories written with cool aloofness. Critic Rosecrans Baldwin says that this book won't be for everyone — but for fans of detached prose, it's spectacular.
    on November 19, 2013     Source: NPR


  1. "Nick's his own man. He has always been his own man, even when he was playing he had an air of aloofness about him," Clarke told Setanta Sports News. "But that was his nature and he tried to do what he thought was best for the team. He was...
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Darren Clarke Source: Setanta Sports

  2. Kissinger, who blamed himself for the US' earlier aloofness towards India, said, "For several decades, America was aloof towards India to which I made my own contribution. One reason for the aloofness is the lack of correct assessment of each...
    on Nov 3, 2007 By: Henry Kissinger Source: Indian Muslims

  3. "I belong to Jammu and Kashmir, which is akin to the northeast. We have the same militancy, insurgency, problems of aloofness, inaccessibility, hills and difficult terrain," Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Ghulam Nabi Azad Source: Times of India

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