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noun as in detachment


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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.

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On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to aloofness, such as: remoteness, distance, indifference, standoffishness, and withdrawnness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.