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
by big word November 1, 2017
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The state of being emotionally distanced. May be seen as laid back or cold and arrogant, depending on the onlooker.
That kid is so aloof that he wasn't phased when he caught his girl cheating on him.
by SenoritaDiabla July 11, 2008
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To be very aloof. Taken from an episode of "That 70s Show"
"Aloofer? is that even a word?"
"It is now. We have the technology."
by Bree Gagnon December 7, 2003
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Aloof means "at a distance," and not close. Shyness is often the result of being aloof. An aloof person usually needs tunnel vision for the tranquility and happiness to block out and ignore distractions that undermine his or her concentration. Yet, there are valid reasons to be aloof: such as, studying, work, or to maintain the structure of control within an organization or industry by filtering out and blocking unwanted contact.
The word aloof is often bandied about as a negative label as a way to attack an unwanted person by making them feel that it is his or her fault for being unwanted. An aloof person is likely to be more "things-oriented," rather than "people-oriented," but that is not proof that an aloof person is not equally capable of socializing--just not equally interested in doing so because people don't innovate or get rich by being the life of a party.
by Rosebud1776 August 11, 2017
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Intentionally being obtuse and grouchy to attract attention from like minded individuals that have same IQ
Steve was aloofing on Facebook again with his pixilated videos and photos of over-sized mosquito weaponry.
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the state of being or doing anything incuding being at a distance. Use at one's leisure.
Man! Your soo aloof. Why do you gotta got and aloof like that?? Go aloof yourself.
by thealoofer March 21, 2005
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Unfriendly, cold and distant, reserved, separate, unapproachable
"The aloof Germans chanted offensive words and did not show any kindness to the Jews."
by Aloof_Lovers April 12, 2019
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