Definitions for aloofəˈluf
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aloof, distant, upstage(adverb)
remote in manner
"stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
in an aloof manner
"the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
Without sympathy; unfavorably.
Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant
Origin: From a- + Middle English loof (="weather gage," also "windward direction"), probably from Dutch loef (="the weather side of a ship"); originally a nautical order to keep the ship's head to the wind, thus to stay clear of a lee-shore or some other quarter, hence the figurative sense of "at a distance, apart"
same as Alewife
at or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away
without sympathy; unfavorably
away from; clear from
Origin: [Pref. a- + loof, fr. D. loef luff, and so meaning, as a nautical word, to the windward. See Loof, Luff.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
The more you stand aloof from the sword, from the arrow, from the lance and from the fist, the more you become civilised!
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.
The greatest stunt in life is to be different by being consistent to be true to oneself, as then the blunt and upfront nature will test the nerve as how much capacity and capability he or she has to be alone and aloof in this world.
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.
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- отделно, сдържан, резервиран, настраниBulgarian
- reserviert, menschenscheu, zurückhaltend, distanziertGerman
- reservado, sin compasión, alejado, apartado, a distanciaSpanish
- varautunut, etäinenFinnish
- dédaigneusement, résevé, distant, dédaigneuxFrench
- fad àsScottish Gaelic
- distaccato, con distaccoItalian
- terughoudend, gereserveerd, negatief, afstandelijk, apartDutch
- z niesmakiemPolish
- alijado, alheio, distantePortuguese
- стороня́щийся, поодаль, отстранённо, сде́ржанный, отчуждённый, сторона, равнодушноRussian
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