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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 previewThe Technique and Practice of Psychoanalysis

Volume I by Ralph R. Greenson

Aloofness is the normal variant of this pathological behavior. The capacity to become temporarily and partially detached and aloof is a prerequisite for psychoanalytic work, particularly in regard to promoting the growth of the transference ...

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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2012)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

aloofness, isolation), social initiation (e.g., awkward or inappropriate overtures), and/or social reciprocity (e.g. , ...

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 previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

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

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer



Google previewThe Roycroft Dictionary Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days (1914)

by Elbert Hubbard

A rapt, interested and ecstatic aloofness toward natural processes. 2. A sewerage system that carries off everything, leaving the soul perfectly bald. 3. A condition of the mind that causes one to snoop around in garbage-dumps and start a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Communication Theory (2009)

by Stephen W. Littlejohn, Karen A. Foss

in communication theory, sketching out a vision of communication that would move from detachment to connection, from objectivity and subjectivity to intersubjectivity, and from estranged aloofness to “something resembling an act of love.

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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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