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There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment.
Frederick Soddy

Meaning of "aloofness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ALOOFNESS

aloofness  [əˈluːfnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ALOOFNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Aloofness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ALOOFNESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of aloofness in the English dictionary

The definition of aloofness in the dictionary is the quality of being aloof.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ALOOFNESS


awareness
əˈwɛənɪs
bluffness
ˈblʌfnɪs
briefness
ˈbriːfnɪs
business
ˈbɪznɪs
Daphnis
ˈdæfnɪs
darkness
ˈdɑːknɪs
deafness
ˈdefnɪs
Denis
ˈdɛnɪs
Dennis
ˈdɛnɪs
fitness
ˈfɪtnɪs
gruffness
ˈɡrʌfnɪs
happiness
ˈhæpɪnɪs
penis
ˈpiːnɪs
roughness
ˈrʌfnɪs
safeness
ˈseɪfnɪs
stiffness
ˈstɪfnɪs
tennis
ˈtɛnɪs
thickness
ˈθɪknɪs
tiredness
ˈtaɪədnɪs
toughness
ˈtʌfnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ALOOFNESS

aloha
aloin
alone
alonely
aloneness
along
along with
alongshore
alongshoreman
alongside
alongst
aloo
aloof
aloofly
alopecia
alopecic
alopecoid
Alost
aloud
alow

WORDS THAT END LIKE ALOOFNESS

consciousness
deviousness
do the business
dowfness
dwarfness
goodness
halfness
harness
illness
in the wilderness
madness
naffness
ness
selfness
tone deafness
waterproofness
weatherproofness
wellness
witness
word deafness

Synonyms and antonyms of aloofness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «aloofness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ALOOFNESS

Find out the translation of aloofness to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of aloofness from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «aloofness» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冷漠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

indiferencia
570 millions of speakers

English

aloofness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुराव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الانطواء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

отчужденность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

distanciamento
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদাসীনতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

réserve
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesopanan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Unnahbarkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

よそよそしい態度
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

초연함
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Aloofness
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không thấy xa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பற்றற்ற
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अलगाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sokulmama
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

distacco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aloofness
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відчуженість
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

aloofness
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιφυλακτικότητα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

afsydigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

aloofness
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

aloofness
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of aloofness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ALOOFNESS»

The term «aloofness» is regularly used and occupies the 57.138 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ALOOFNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about aloofness

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QUOTES WITH «ALOOFNESS»

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Frederick Soddy
There is something sublime about its aloofness from and its indifference to its external environment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ALOOFNESS»

Discover the use of aloofness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to aloofness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Moral Objectives, Rules, and the Forms of Social Change
The grounds for condemning aloofness are too strong, and though they are largely distinct from the grounds for condemning exclusion, I expect they suffice, for most people in our culture, to make the condemnation of aloofness go hand in  ...
David Braybrooke, 1998
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Messages that Work: A Guide to Communication Design
POSTULATE 5.3 1 1 "Aloofness" is the sum of the polar opposites of: (1) reward, ( 2) involvement, and (3) frustration. POSTULATE 5.312 "Tension" is the sum of the polar opposites of: (1) shock, (2) suspense, and (3) conflict. AXIOM 5.32 Basic ...
Patrick O. Marsh, 1983
3
Bach Flower Remedy Repertoires – Part Two: Larch to White ...
WATER VIOLET and CHESTNUT BUD — Pride and aloofness attending repeated mistakes; failure to learn from experience; impatience; tension. WATER VIOLET and IMPATIENS — Pride and aloofness accentuated by intolerance; ...
Dr. Douglas M. Baker, DGG, 2014
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Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's ...
Traditional Chinese marriages are also characterized by aloofness. Even after they are married, a young husband and wife are kept segregated from each other by their parents. During the day, couples rarely have the opportunity to be alone ...
Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, 2003
5
Mind Management by Sanjay Pandit
Therefore, the aloofness must be achieved. Aloofness should be maintained towards the daily routines in the life and towards the God also. And it should be devoid of devoutness, hatred or fanatism. Because the aloofness is the form of the ...
Sanjay Pandit
6
Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance
6. Aloofness. and. Quasi-Aloofness. Defining. Insurance. Risks. For he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. –GOSPEL OF SAINT MATTHEW, 5:45 (KING JAMES VERSION) The ...
Michael R. Powers, 2013
7
Vilfredo Pareto’s Sociology: A Framework for Political ...
5.8.4 Dissociation, Aggression and Aloofness Factor domain 4(a) suggested that MPs who report higher levels of dissociative experience will also harbour stronger feelings of aggression. Of course, we have visited this binary cluster before, ...
Dr A J Marshall, 2012
8
Great Souls: The Seven Rays at the Soul Level
There are various forms of aloofness. There is the aloofness of the 1st ray type, which relates to the quality of impersonality. This type of aloofness enables the 1st ray type to stand free of emotion and penetrate straight to action. The 1st ray ...
Kurt Abraham, 2002
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A Description of the Perceptions of the Principals and ...
David Kaunda Secondary School The results for David Kaunda secondary school in Aloofness, Production Emphasis, Thrust and Consideration behaviour dimensions are as follows (see tables 5-8). Aloofness Dimension Behaviour (see  ...
Dr. Simeoni W.M. Kunkhuli, 2014
10
Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb ...
Compliance, melodramatic leaders and, 20 Compliments, paying, 60, 70 Compromise, 99–102 Confidant, selection of, 145–146 Conflict aversion or avoidance: aloofness and, 69; eagerness to please and, 128–137; excessive caution and, ...
David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ALOOFNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term aloofness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Opera review: A dark and stormy night at Santa Fe Opera's Rigoletto
Anyway, he brings vocal lightness and musical clarity to the role, and one might justify his dramatic aloofness as not inappropriate to a part in ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»
2
The Fury Against Buhari (And Saraki) By Aonduna Tondu
... and cynicism the angst and fury of which are directed against the president whose seeming aloofness has provided both comfort and temerity ... «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
3
Obama lacks qualifications for job
First Posted: 12/31/2013. I am dismayed at the complete aloofness and vacuity Obama displays across all his program failures. Does he have ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
APRM and central banks in Africa promoting devt
... silence and aloofness. While politicians are expected to relate openly with an urban mechanic and rural crop-grower, central bank operatives ... «Daily Trust, Jul 15»
5
Review: New 'Grey' marked by same bad writing as the first
It turns out that the guy whose minimal magnetism was based on his aloofness has been revealed as tormented by lust and sensitive to Ana's ... «Charlotte Observer, Jul 15»
6
Obama legacy: huge consequential wins but more to do
Many of Mr Obama's supporters – disappointed by his failures and alienated by his aloofness – saw the man they once voted for with such ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
7
The African Christian Perspective On American Racial Tension In …
Perhaps that is where my previous aloofness to these concerns originated. But is that to say that Jesus didn't and still does not care about the ... «SaharaReporters.com, Jul 15»
8
Kim Kardashian Covers 'Rolling Stone' for the First Time, Talks …
While meant to be complimentary, the aloofness with which Kim refers to a pair of human beings who happen to be from different background ... «PopCrush, Jul 15»
9
'Steve Jobs' Trailer, Show of Hands, Who's Seeing This One?
Never underestimate the laziness and aloofness of the general public. If you don't clearly spell things out for them, they're not going to meet you ... «RopeofSilicon.com, Jul 15»
10
To Understand NRM, Have Tea With Mbabazi and Museveni
It is not aloofness. It is tactical, from experience. Experience of having been at the core of a liberation movement - disguised as a party - that ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Aloofness [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/aloofness>. Aug 2019 ».
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