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THESAURUS
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stanchion | stanchless | stanchly | stanchness | stand | stand aloof | stand apart | stand aside | stand back | stand behind | stand by

stand aloof

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THESAURUS

stand aloof

abrupt, abstain, abstain from, alienate, avoid, be stuck-up, be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, cast off, cast out, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, decline, decline to accept, delete, depart, disagree, disallow, disarticulate, disclaim, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dissent, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, do without, dodge, eject, eschew, estrange, expel, fight shy of, forbear, forgo, give place to, hold aloof, hold aloof from, hold away from, hold back, hold out against, isolate, keep aloof, keep away, keep away from, keep clear of, keep from, keep hands off, keep remote from, keep secret, leave, leave alone, leave be, let alone, let be, let go by, maintain distance, make way for, negate, negative, never touch, not buy, not consent, not hear of, not make waves, not meddle with, not think of, not touch, part, pass up, pull away, pull back, pull out, refrain, refrain from, refuse, refuse comment, refuse consent, reject, repudiate, resist entreaty, resist persuasion, retire, say nay, say no, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, shun, shun companionship, shut off, spare, split, stand aloof from, stand apart, stand aside, stand clear of, stand mute, stand off, stay at home, stay detached from, steer clear of, step aside, subtract, throw off, throw out, turn away from, turn down, uncouple, unyoke, vote nay, vote negatively, waste no words, withdraw, withhold

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stand aloof

Avoidance

VB abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt, not do, maintain the even tenor of one's way, eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with, keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, stand off, hold aloof, hold off, take no part in, have no hand in, avoid, shun, steer clear of, keep clear of, fight shy of, keep one's distance, keep at a respectful distance, keep out of the way, get out of the way, evade, elude, turn away from, set one's face against, deny oneself, shrink back, hang back, hold back, draw back, recoil, retire, flinch, blink, blench, shy, shirk, dodge, parry, make way for, give place to, beat a retreat, turn tail, turn one's back, take to one's heels, runaway, run for one's life, cut and run, be off like a shot, fly, flee, fly away, flee away, run away from, take flight, take to flight, desert, elope, make off, scamper off, sneak off, shuffle off, sheer off, break away, tear oneself away, slip away, slink away, steel away, make away from, scamper away from, sneak away from, shuffle away from, sheer away from, slip cable, part company, turn one's heel, sneak out of, play truant, give one the go by, give leg bail, take French leave, slope, decamp, flit, bolt, abscond, levant, skedaddle, absquatulat, cut one's stick, walk one's chalks, show a light pair of heels, make oneself scarce, escape, go away, abandon, reject, lead one a dance, lead one a pretty dance, throw off the scent, play at hide and seek, Adj, unsought, unattempted, avoiding, neutral, shy of, elusive, evasive, fugitive, runaway, shy, wild.

Inaction

VB not do, not act, not attempt, be inactive, abstain from doing, do nothing, hold, spare, not stir, not move, not lift a finger, not lift a foot, not lift a peg, fold one's arms, fold one's hands, leave alone, let alone, let be, let pass, let things take their course, let it have its way, let well alone, let well enough alone, quieta non movere, stare super antiquas vias, rest and be thankful, live and let live, lie rest upon one's oars, laisser aller, faire, stand aloof, refrain, keep oneself from doing, remit one's efforts, relax one's efforts, desist, stop, pause, wait, lie in wait, bide one's time, take time, tide it over, cool one's heels, kick one's heels, while away the time, while away tedious hours, pass the time, fill up the time, beguile the time, talk against time, let the grass grow under one's feet, waste time, lie by, lie on the shelf, lie in ordinary, lie idle, lie to, lie fallow, keep quiet, slug, have nothing to do, whistle for want of thought, undo, do away with, take down, take to pieces, destroy.

Refusal

VB refuse, reject, deny, decline, turn down, nill, negative, refuse one's assent, withhold one's assent, shake the head, close the hand, close the purse, grudge, begrudge, be slow to, hang fire, pass (at cards), be deaf to, dismiss, turn a deaf ear to, turn one's back upon, set one's face against, discountenance, not hear of, have nothing to do with, wash one's hands of, stand aloof, forswear, set aside, cast behind one, not yield an inch, resist, cross, not grant, repel, repulse, shut the door in one's face, slam the door in one's face, rebuff, send back, send to the right about, send away with a flea in the ear, deny oneself, not be at home to, discard, spurn, rescind, disclaim, protest, dissent.

Distance

VB be distant, extend to, stretch to, reach to, spread to, go to, get to, stretch away to, range, remain at a distance, keep away, keep off, keep aloof, keep clear of, stand away, stand off, stand aloof, stand clear of, stay away, keep one's distance, distance, distance oneself from.

Caution

VB be cautious, take care, take heed, take good care, have a care mind, what one is about, be on one's guard, make assurance doubly sure, bespeak, think twice, look before one leaps, count the cost, look to the main chance, cut one's coat according to one's cloth, feel one's ground, feel one's way, see how the land lies, wait to see how the cat jumps, bridle one's tongue, reculer pour mieux sauter, let well alone, let well enough alone, let sleeping dogs lie, ne pas reveiller le chat qui dort, don't wake a sleeping cat, keep out of harm's way, keep out of troubled waters, keep at a respectful distance, stand aloof, keep on the safe side, be on the safe side, husband one's resources, caution.


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