aloof
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aloof(
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luf
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (standoffish)
a. distante
Melanie is usually very warm and social, but these past few days she's been withdrawn and aloof.Melanie es usualmente cálida y social, pero estos últimos días ha estado retraída y distante.
What's the matter? You're quite aloof today.¿Qué te pasa? Pareces bastante distante hoy.
b. apartado
I tried talking to the new girl in class, but she's very aloof and didn't want to talk.Traté de hablarle a la nueva estudiante en la clase, pero es muy apartada y no me quiso hablar.
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aloof
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person, manner)
a. distante
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
2. (general)
a. al margen
to remain aloof (from)mantenerse al margen (de)
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aloof [əˈluːf]
adjective
1 (standoffish) [+person, manner] distante
he was very aloof with me conmigo se mostró muy distante; she has always been somewhat aloof ella siempre ha guardado las distancias
2 (uninvolved)
to hold o.s. or remain or stand aloof from sb guardar or mantener las distancias con algn; mantenerse apartado de algn; to hold o.s. or remain or stand aloof from sth mantenerse al margen de algo
He preferred to remain aloof, unless he was personally challenged France, which had remained aloof, joined the US yesterday in advocating tough new measures While some prominent broadcasters stand aloof, many do not The Government is keeping aloof from the controversy I will hold myself aloof from wrong and corruption The Emperor kept aloof from all political parties. The Christian cannot stand aloof from the problems of the modern world AIDS has touched lesbians in irrevocable ways, even those who have remained aloof from direct involvement in AIDS activism Cherishing the dream of returning to their homelands,the first generation of Muslims held themselves aloof from British politics
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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