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aloofness

[uh-loof-nis] /əˈluf nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being aloof, distant, or reserved; indifference:
His girlfriend's recent aloofness may be a sign that the relationship is over.
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  • It is his aloofness that his audiences resent the most of all.

    Iconoclasts James Huneker
  • Neither yields that sense of aloofness which stirs melancholy.

    New Italian sketches John Addington Symonds
  • The death of her mother and the aloofness of her father had turned all her ardors back upon herself.

    The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  • This aloofness coupled with his good looks had set him apart from others.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • Catherine listened to the new-comer, and gave him his tea, with an aloofness of manner which was not lost on Langham.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • He liked the lawn, the garden, the trees, and the aloofness.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • She loved him, veiling the depth in her vagueness, her aloofness, her indulgent irony.

    Christmas Roses and Other Stories Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The only feature of her situation that would not improve was her father's aloofness.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • She received him with a smile of welcome, and yet there was a suggestion of aloofness in her demeanour.

    The Everlasting Arms Joseph Hocking
  • There was an aloofness about her, an air of having experienced the heights alone.

    Just Patty Jean Webster

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