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 for Aloof
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aloof \A*loof"\, adv. [Pref. a- + loof, fr. D. loef luff, and so
     meaning, as a nautical word, to the windward. See Loof,
     Luff.]
     1. At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small
        distance; apart; away.
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              Our palace stood aloof from streets.  --Dryden.
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     2. Without sympathy; unfavorably.
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              To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then
              to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst
              of all impieties.                     --I. Taylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aloof \A*loof"\, prep.
     Away from; clear from. [Obs.]
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           Rivetus . . . would fain work himself aloof these rocks
           and quicksands.                          --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Aloof \A*loof"\, n. (Zool.)
     Same as Alewife.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  aloof
      adv 1: in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional
             classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their
             sons readily enough"
      adj 1: remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a
             distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers" [syn:
             aloof, distant, upstage]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "aloof":
     Laodicean, Olympian, above, above all that, abovestairs, airward,
     alienated, aloft, alone, antisocial, apart, apathetic, arrogant,
     at a distance, away, backward, bashful, benumbed, blah, blank,
     blase, bored, broken, careless, casual, chilled, chilly, cold,
     comatose, companionless, constrained, cool, desensitized, detached,
     disconnected, discontinuous, discreet, discrete, disdainful,
     disinterested, distant, distantly, dull, exclusive, expressionless,
     forbidding, formal, friendless, frigid, frosty, gapped, guarded,
     haughty, heartless, hebetudinous, heedless, high, high up,
     homeless, hopeless, icy, impassive, impersonal, in a stupor,
     in the air, in the clouds, inaccessible, incoherent, inconsistent,
     incurious, indifferent, insouciant, insular, introverted, isolated,
     kithless, languid, lethargic, listless, lone, lonely, lonesome,
     mindless, modest, nonadherent, nonadhesive, nonchalant,
     noncoherent, noncohesive, numb, numbed, off, offish, on high,
     on stilts, on the peak, on tiptoe, open, over, overhead, passive,
     phlegmatic, pluckless, private, proud, regardless, remote,
     remotely, removed, repressed, reserved, resigned, restrained,
     reticent, retiring, rootless, seclusive, separate, separated,
     shrinking, single-handed, skyward, slack, sluggish, solitary, solo,
     soporific, spiritless, spunkless, standoff, standoffish, stoic,
     stolid, straight up, stupefied, subdued, supercilious, supine,
     suppressed, tenuous, tiptoe, to the zenith, torpid, unabetted,
     unaccompanied, unadhesive, unaffable, unaided, unapproachable,
     unassisted, unattended, unbending, uncaring, uncoherent,
     uncohesive, uncompanionable, unconcerned, uncongenial, unconnected,
     undemonstrative, unescorted, unexpansive, unfriendly, ungenial,
     uninquiring, uninterested, uninvolved, unjoined, unmindful,
     unresponsive, unseconded, unsociable, unsocial, unsupported,
     unsympathetic, untenacious, up, upstairs, upward, upwards,
     withdrawn
  
  

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