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definition of the word aloof

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From a- + loof (luff), probably from German loef.

aloof (comparative more aloof, superlative most aloof)

Positive
aloof

Comparative
more aloof

Superlative
most aloof

  1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): Our palace stood aloof from streets. --Dryden.
  2. Without sympathy; unfavorably.
    (A date for this quote is being sought): To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst of all impieties. --I. Taylor.

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