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Aloof appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Drab as a fool, aloof as a bard.
  • Drab as a fool, as aloof as a bard.
  • Go, droop aloof, sides reversed, is "fool a poor dog".
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Definition of the adjective aloof

What does aloof mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. remote in manner

Alternative definition of the adjective aloof


  1. Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant

Definition of the adjective aloof for high school students

    reserved, distant
    • example: The scientist could sometimes seem aloof, as if he didn't care about his friends or family, but really he was just thinking about quantum mechanics.

The adjective aloof is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Definition of the adverb aloof

What does aloof mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in an aloof manner
    • example: the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough

Alternative definition of the adverb aloof


  1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
  2. Without sympathy; unfavorably.


ALOOF is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ALOOF waypoint, waypoint ALOOF, fix ALOOF, ALOOF fix


Aloof is a breed temperament.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aloof

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Google previewDictionary of the English Language ... (1839)

by Samuel Johnson

In a figurative sense it is used to import art or cunning in conversation, by which a man holds the principal question at a distance, as, Nor do we find him forward to be sounded; But with a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would bring him ...

Google previewLittle Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2014)

by Julia Cresswell

Aloof was originally a nautical term for an order to steer a ship as close as possible towards the wind. It literally means 'to windward', loof (or luff ) being an old term meaning 'windward direction'. The idea was that keeping the bow of the ship ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

ALOOF, ad. d-l5_f' [AS. a, on; ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

* ALOOF, adv. [all off, that is, quite off. ] r.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Physical Organic Chemistry, , 6 Volume Set (2017)

by Zerong Wang

Aloof EELS This EELS technique makes reference to the case when the EEL spectra are generated by an “external” incident electron beam, meaning that the electron beam is not in direct contact with the sample but only “passes close” to it ...

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When I was working on Eye of the Beholder, I played a character who is so aloof that my whole lifestyle became very aloof. If someone knocked on my door, there was a part of me that went into a rage, because I wanted to be isolated and alone. (Ashley Judd)
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Scrabble value of A1L1O1O1F4

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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