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Meaning of aloof

a•loof

Pronunciation: (u-lf'), [key]
— adv.
  1. at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart: They always stood aloof from their classmates.
—adj.
  1. reserved or reticent; indifferent; disinterested: Because of his shyness, he had the reputation of being aloof.
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