Aloofly

aloof

[uh-loof]
adverb
1.
at a distance, especially in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates.
adjective
2.
reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof.

Origin:
1525–35; a-1 + loof luff windward

aloofly, adverb
aloofness, noun


2. cool, detached; distant, standoffish; snobbish, haughty, disdainful.


1. near. 2. warm, open, gregarious, outgoing.
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aloof (əˈluːf)
 
adj
distant, unsympathetic, or supercilious in manner, attitude, or feeling
 
[C16: from a-1 + loof, a variant of luff]
 
a'loofly
 
adv
 
a'loofness
 
n

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aloof
1530s, from a- (1) + M.E. loof "weather gage," also "windward direction," probably from Du. loef (M.Du. lof) "the weather side of a ship." Originally a nautical order to keep the ship's head to the wind, thus to stay clear of a lee-shore or some other quarter, hence the fig.
sense of "at a distance, apart" (1580s).
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