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alongshore | alongshoreman | alongside | alongst | alonso | aloof | aloofness | alopecia | alopecia areata | alopecic | alopecist

aloof

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Adjective
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a=loof
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1 in 1 verses (in OT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

aloofn. 
     Same as Alewife.  [1913 Webster]
aloofadv. [Pref. a- + loof, fr. D. loef luff, and so meaning, as a nautical word, to the windward. See Loof, Luff.].
  •  At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.  [1913 Webster]
    "Our palace stood aloof from streets."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Without sympathy; unfavorably.  [1913 Webster]
    "To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst of all impieties."  [1913 Webster]
aloofprep. 
     Away from; clear from.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rivetus . . . would fain work himself aloof these rocks and quicksands."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

aloof, adj. & adv.
--adj. distant, unsympathetic.
--adv. away, apart (he kept aloof from his colleagues).

Derivative
aloofly adv. aloofness n.
Etymology
orig. Naut., f. A(2) + LUFF

THESAURUS

aloof

Laodicean, Olympian, above, above all that, abovestairs, airward, alienated, aloft, alone, antisocial, apart, apathetic, arrogant, at a distance, away, backward, bashful, benumbed, blah, blank, blase, bored, broken, careless, casual, chilled, chilly, cold, comatose, companionless, constrained, cool, desensitized, detached, disconnected, discontinuous, discreet, discrete, disdainful, disinterested, distant, distantly, dull, exclusive, expressionless, forbidding, formal, friendless, frigid, frosty, gapped, guarded, haughty, heartless, hebetudinous, heedless, high, high up, homeless, hopeless, icy, impassive, impersonal, in a stupor, in the air, in the clouds, inaccessible, incoherent, inconsistent, incurious, indifferent, insouciant, insular, introverted, isolated, kithless, languid, lethargic, listless, lone, lonely, lonesome, mindless, modest, nonadherent, nonadhesive, nonchalant, noncoherent, noncohesive, numb, numbed, off, offish, on high, on stilts, on the peak, on tiptoe, open, over, overhead, passive, phlegmatic, pluckless, private, proud, regardless, remote, remotely, removed, repressed, reserved, resigned, restrained, reticent, retiring, rootless, seclusive, separate, separated, shrinking, single-handed, skyward, slack, sluggish, solitary, solo, soporific, spiritless, spunkless, standoff, standoffish, stoic, stolid, straight up, stupefied, subdued, supercilious, supine, suppressed, tenuous, tiptoe, to the zenith, torpid, unabetted, unaccompanied, unadhesive, unaffable, unaided, unapproachable, unassisted, unattended, unbending, uncaring, uncoherent, uncohesive, uncompanionable, unconcerned, uncongenial, unconnected, undemonstrative, unescorted, unexpansive, unfriendly, ungenial, uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved, unjoined, unmindful, unresponsive, unseconded, unsociable, unsocial, unsupported, unsympathetic, untenacious, up, upstairs, upward, upwards, withdrawn

ROGET THESAURUS

aloof

Distance

N distance, space, remoteness, farness, far- cry to, longinquity, elongation, offing, background, remote region, removedness, parallax, reach, span, stride, outpost, outskirt, horizon, aphelion, foreign parts, ultima Thule, ne plus ultra, antipodes, long range, giant's stride, dispersion, length, cosmic distance, light-years, distant, far off, far away, remote, telescopic, distal, wide of, stretching to, yon, yonder, ulterior, transmarine, transpontine, transatlantic, transalpine, tramontane, ultramontane, ultramundane, hyperborean, antipodean, inaccessible, out of the way, unapproached, unapproachable, incontiguous, far off, far away, afar, afar off, off, away, a long way off, a great way off, a good way off, wide away, aloof, wide of, clear of, out of the way, out of reach, abroad, yonder, farther, further, beyond, outre mer, over the border, far and wide, over the hills and far away, from pole to pole, to the uttermost parts, to the ends of the earth, out of hearing, nobody knows where, a perte de vue, out of the sphere of, wide of the mark, a far cry to, apart, asunder, wide apart, wide asunder, longo intervallo, at arm's length, distance lends enchantment, it's a long long way to Tipperary, out of sight, out of mind.

Height

N height, altitude, elevation, eminence, pitch, loftiness, sublimity, tallness, stature, procerity, prominence, colossus, giant, grenadier, giraffe, camelopard, mount, mountain, hill alto, butte, monticle, fell, knap, cape, headland, foreland, promontory, ridge, hog's back, dune, rising ground, vantage ground, down, moor, moorland, Alp, uplands, highlands, heights, knob, loma, pena, picacho, tump, knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound, mole, steeps, bluff, cliff, craig, tor, peak, pike, clough, escarpment, edge, ledge, brae, dizzy height, tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola, skyscraper, pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff, top mast, topgallant mast, ceiling, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, altimetry, batophobia, satellite, spy-in-the-sky, high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty, tall, gigantic, Patagonian, towering, beetling, soaring, hanging (gardens), elevated, upper, highest, high reaching, insessorial, perching, upland, moorland, hilly, knobby, mountainous, alpine, subalpine, heaven kissing, cloudtopt, cloudcapt, cloudtouching, aerial, overhanging, incumbent, overlying, superincumbent, supernatant, superimposed, prominent, tall as a maypole, tall as a poplar, tall as a steeple, lanky, on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead, airwind, upstairs, abovestairs, in the clouds, on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of, over head and ears, breast high, over, upwards, from top to bottom, e meglio cader dalle finistre che dal tetto.

Indifference

N indifference, neutrality, coldness, anaphrodisia, unconcern, insouciance, nonchalance, want of interest, want of earnestness, anorexy, anorexia, inappetency, apathy, supineness, disdain, recklessness, inattention, anaphrodisiac, antaphrodisiac, lust-quencher, passion-queller, indifferent, cold, frigid, lukewarm, cool, cool as a cucumber, unconcerned, insouciant, phlegmatic, pococurante, easygoing, devil-may- care, careless, listless, lackadaisical, half-hearted, unambitious, unaspiring, undesirous, unsolicitous, unattracted, aloof, unapproachable, remote, uncaring, unattractive, unalluring, undesired, undesirable, uncared for, unwished, unvalued, all one to, insipid, vain, for aught one cares, Int, never mind, Who cares? whatever you like, whatever, I couldn't care less, I could care less, anything will do, es macht nichts.

Incuriosity

N incuriosity, incuriousness, insouciance, indifference, lack of interest, disinterest, boredom, ennui (weariness), satiety, foreknowledge (foresight), incurious, uninquisitive, indifferent, impassive, uninterested, detached, aloof.


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