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Definition of the noun aloofness

What does aloofness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aloofnesses

  1. indifference by personal withdrawal
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of aloofness: distance
    • more generic word: indifference = unbiased impartial unconcern
  2. a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner

Alternative definition of the noun aloofness


  1. The state of being aloof

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aloofness

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Google previewWisdom Dips (2002)

by Eddie Mallon

Aloofness is that unawareness and dreamy illusionary quality that is very distasteful to look at with the objective eye.

Google previewA Dog Is Listening (1993)

The Way Some of Our Closest Friends View Us by Roger A. Caras

Aloofness is the antithesis of easy, reassuring ...

Google previewMass Communication and American Social Thought (2004)

Key Texts, 1919-1968 by John Durham Peters, Peter Simonson

The neighbor as a competitor has become the stranger, while the radio in its aloofness is the thing humanly near to the listener. It offers friends who are " wonderful and kind," and the listeners tend to forget that this kindness is designed to ...

Google previewThe Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir (2006)

Critical Essays by Margaret A. Simons

But for Beauvoir, aloofness is a historical act. Despite the desire to treat the present impartially, as if it were a moment of the past that we could contemplate, the present is the moment of choice, decision, and action lived through a project.

Google previewIndustry Week (1908)

but they happen to be very important, and aloofness is a continual thorn in the side of the combined, firms. Pig Iron Market. Reports in regard to pig iron are a little inconsistent this week. In the midland ...

Google previewThe Iron Trade Review (1908)

but they happen to be very important, and aloofness is a continual thorn in the side of the combined firms. Pig Iron Market. Reports in regard to pig iron are a little inconsistent this week. In the midland ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer



Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration (2006)

by Fenwick W. English

Also included were four subscales for the principal as a leader: aloofness ( principal acts formal and impersonal), production emphasis (supervises teachers closely), thrust (sets an example by working hard), and consideration (enhances ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

By some, it is used to refer to a personality type characterized by shyness, sensitivity, aloofness, introversion, etc. It has been used by others to refer to any kind of psychiatric disorder that is not schizophrenia that occurs in family members of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Minorities (2013)

by Carl Skutsch

The subsequent aloofness maintained by the British in India ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Aloof and especially its derivative aloofness stress indifference that is the natural result offeeling apart or at ...

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Quotes about aloofness

There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment. (Frederick Soddy)
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Scrabble value of A1L1O1O1F4N1E1S1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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