stand aloof

Synonyms and related words:
abrupt, abstain, abstain from, alienate, avoid, be stuck-up, be unmoved, be unwilling, beg off, cast off, cast out, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, decline, decline to accept, delete, depart, disagree, disallow, disarticulate, disclaim, disconnect, disengage, disjoin, disjoint, dissent, dissociate, disunite, divide, divorce, do without, dodge, eject, eschew, estrange, expel, fight shy of, forbear, forgo, give place to, hold aloof, hold aloof from, hold away from, hold back, hold out against, isolate, keep aloof, keep away, keep away from, keep clear of, keep from, keep hands off, keep remote from, keep secret, leave, leave alone, leave be, let alone, let be, let go by, maintain distance, make way for, negate, negative, never touch, not buy, not consent, not hear of, not make waves, not meddle with, not think of, not touch, part, pass up, pull away, pull back, pull out, refrain, refrain from, refuse, refuse comment, refuse consent, reject, repudiate, resist entreaty, resist persuasion, retire, say nay, say no, segregate, separate, sequester, set apart, set aside, shun, shun companionship, shut off, spare, split, stand aloof from, stand apart, stand aside, stand clear of, stand mute, stand off, stay at home, stay detached from, steer clear of, step aside, subtract, throw off, throw out, turn away from, turn down, uncouple, unyoke, vote nay, vote negatively, waste no words, withdraw, withhold

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • stand aloof — index eschew Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stand aloof — keep/hold (yourself) aloof | remain/stand aloof idiom to not become involved in sth; to show no interest in people • The Emperor kept himself aloof from the people. Main entry: ↑aloofidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand aloof — stand on the side, stand against …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aloof — adj. 1) to hold oneself, remain, stand aloof 2) aloof from (he remained aloof from the others) * * * [ə luːf] remain stand aloof to hold oneself aloof from (he remained aloof from the others) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • aloof — a|loof [əˈlu:f] adj, adv [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: aloof to windward (16 18 centuries), from loof direction against the wind (13 19 centuries), from Dutch loef] 1.) unfriendly and deliberately not talking to other people remain/stay aloof (from… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand off — Synonyms and related words: bear off, decline, die away, diminish, drift away, dwindle, ebb, fade, fade away, go, go away, haul off, hold away from, keep aloof, keep away, keep away from, keep clear of, maintain distance, move away, move off,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stand — v. & n. v. (past and past part. stood) 1 intr. have or take or maintain an upright position, esp. on the feet or a base. 2 intr. be situated or located (here once stood a village). 3 intr. be of a specified height (stands six foot three). 4 intr …   Useful english dictionary

  • aloof — a•loof [[t]əˈluf[/t]] adj. 1) reserved or reticent; indifferent: to have the reputation of being aloof[/ex] 2) at a distance, esp. in feeling or interest; apart: to stand aloof from one s classmates[/ex] • Etymology: 1525–35; a I+loof luff… …   From formal English to slang

  • stand apart — Synonyms and related words: abrupt, alienate, be distinct, be distinguished, become an individual, cast off, cast out, clash with, conflict with, contrast with, cut adrift, cut off, cut out, delete, depart, depart from, deviate from, differ,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aloof — /əˈluf / (say uh loohf) adverb 1. at a distance, but within view; withdrawn: to stand aloof. –adjective 2. reserved; unsympathetic; disinterested. {a 1 + loof luff, windward} –aloofly, adverb –aloofness, noun …   Australian English dictionary


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