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əˈlufaloof

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aloof

    Synonyms:
    apart, away, separately

    Antonyms:
    close, near, together

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aloof, distant, upstageadverb

    remote in manner

    "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"

    Synonyms:
    distant, remote, removed, upstage

    Antonyms:
    unreserved

  2. aloofadverb

    in an aloof manner

    "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"

    Antonyms:
    unreserved

Editors Contribution

  1. kuudereadjective

    quiet, cold

    Submitted by thisaintanemail on November 27, 2021  

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "aloof":

    distant

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How to use aloof in a sentence?

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

    I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.

  2. Aeschylus:

    Of all the Gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink-offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of Heaven Persuasion holds aloof.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The addiction to selfie is enough proof to see how that person feels alone & aloof and loves only oneself, not a bit to others and women surpass men often in this connection.

  4. Zhang Chunxian:

    There are Uighurs that have fled overseas and joined the Islamic State, the organization has a huge international influence and Xinjiang can't keep aloof from it and we have already been affected. We have also found that some who fought returned to Xinjiang to participate in terrorist plots.

  5. Homer:

    But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.


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