- the quality or state of being aloof, distant, or reserved; indifference: His girlfriend's recent aloofness may be a sign that the relationship is over.
- Barack Obama, by contrast, gets slammed for his aloofness and lack of engagement with legislative politics — the title of the chapter on his presidency is “No You Can’t.”
- He had preserved a typically British aloofness during the voyage, and he had never spoken to her.
- Both were nevertheless overpowered by the sense of their legitimacy and sacred aloofness.
- He did not wish to imperil Alan's superb aloofness by involving him in the acrimonious and undignified defence of a friend.
- But I knew that she was not deceived, then or later, by my new, almost hostile attitude of aloofness.
- Val's unwonted silence and aloofness the evening before had not been lost upon her cousin.