aloofness

noun
aloof·​ness | \ ə-ˈlüf-nəs How to pronounce aloofness (audio) \

Definition of aloofness

: the quality or state of being aloof or emotionally distant Her aloofness … did not endear her to the rest of the company …— Marybeth Kerrigan … there was an aloofness in him which the boys and I could never quite bridge.— Mildred D. Taylor His aloofness was … born more of insecurity than of arrogance …— David Cannadine … was respected for his military tenacity and his surprising aloofness from party favoritism.— Simon Schama

First Known Use of aloofness

1639, in the meaning defined above

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