Definition of 'aloof'
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At the moment refs are made to look arrogant or aloof through no fault of their own. The Sun (2016) Stay aloof, stay pure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it also stemmed from his aloof and dogmatic attitude. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Previous incoming presidents have chosen to remain aloof in similar circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He just protects himself by being aloof and distant. Times, Sunday Times (2012)As a junior minister he was sometimes arrogant and aloof. Times, Sunday Times (2014)No one remains aloof from the conversation. Christianity Today (2000)Britain remained formally aloof from both blocs. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)He was rather aloof - and one admired him for it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now she can tell us: why did she stay so aloof? Times, Sunday Times (2010)There's a perceived elitism and something aloof about him. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She was in her own world too, utterly distant and aloof. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There will be those who say central bankers should make investors pay for their stupidity and remain aloof during periods of extreme turbulence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Reduced to teaching dance in a holiday camp, they remained aloof from the other staff. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the beginning of the war America remained resolutely aloof. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I knew he had a reputation for being arrogant and aloof. The Sun (2013)Surveys shouldn't be taken too seriously but cities can be lonely places where you find yourself staying aloof. The Sun (2013)This is a timely riposte to critics who tried to pour scorn on her as smug, arrogant and aloof. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For a man seen in some quarters as arrogant and aloof, the subject matter on the tour is bold and courageous. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Rather than appearing aloof, the Drums were engagingly enthusiastic. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Only one particular family, who joined midway through the cruise, stayed aloof. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is aloof, distant, perhaps slightly wary. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The intention was to convince City's players that they were now part of a winning machine but the complaints about his aloof manner have been frequent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'aloof'
British English: aloof ADJECTIVE
Someone who is aloof is not very friendly and does not like to spend time with other people.
He seemed aloof and detached.
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