aloofness

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Etymology[edit]

From aloof +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

aloofness (uncountable)

  1. The state of being aloof
    • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 49
      She wouldn't lose him without a struggle: his aloofness and indifference set a challenge which she could not resist.

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