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the quality or state of being distant, cold, or uninterested; an appearance of being above the fray; indifference:
Some pundits think the president's aloofness has diminished his ability to connect with the electorate.
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makes him a curiosity in a government with a populist style.
There lack of empathy and tendency toward
results from defense of the ego.
To a less paranoid audience, his affect comes across as
But there are also great paintings that take time to win us over and have a built-in, minutely calculated
Inevitably, there was a certain stiffness and
in his personality.
He was an exceptional teacher, his
and apparent austerity only half concealing the intensity of his visual responses.
She is graceful and carries her rôle with a captivating air of
As a result, there was an executioner's
to his reign: it was easy to extol, more difficult to embrace.
Players of contemporary video games, by contrast, don't get this strategic
His abstraction and seeming
were the first things conspicuous about him.
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