- 1not friendly or interested in other people synonym distant, remote
- 2 He was a cold man, aloof and distant. She stayed aloof while the argument went on around her. Idioms
NAmE//əˈluf//[not usually before noun]
to not become involved in something; to show no interest in people The Emperor kept himself aloof from the people.
keep/hold (yourself) aloof, remain/stand aloofjump to other results
Her cool aloofness was seen as arrogance by some people.
aloofness noun [uncountable]jump to other results