(adv.) At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
(adv.) Without sympathy; unfavorably.
(prep.) Away from; clear from.
(1) He strikes me more as a clever man - oh, very clever - than a necessarily charming man; for there's a distance, an aloofness.
(2) "He understands that the public see him as privileged, aloof, that they don't like him as a person," says Ganesh.
(3) The solution is for Hathaway to spend a year in sarky Manchester, where her attempts to go jogging will be thwarted by 324 days of rain, and if she so much as thinks about telling a Mancunian barmaid that she has poured those lagers fantastically well, she will swiftly learn an aloofness not taught in any American drama school.
(4) The psychopathological risk is the "burning out" of the subject, and the defences developed against it, such as humour (casualness), aloofness (abdication), deviance and drug-dependence.
(5) "I don't think he is aloof at all," says the Today editor.
(6) Britain had previously held aloof from the feuds of Europe's nation states.
(7) Does the colour of Campbell skin make us more likely to interpret her behaviour as intimidating, as difficult, rather than simply as aloof, or withdrawn?
(8) Fearing false accusation, adults still stay aloof even when a child might possibly be in danger.
(9) The mother is irascible, the father aloof; on the other hand, the parental combination "mother and father affectionate" is more common.
(10) They were aloof, blokey and arrogant," said one sports broadcasting veteran.
(11) I know that I can be perceived as aloof or cold or unemotional,” Clinton said.
(12) Our first response is often to bristle at any suggestion of censure, and in doing so we risk coming across as aloof, paternalistic and insensitive to the genuine concerns of others.
(13) Alan Yentob, the BBC's creative director, denied the charge that the programme makers are aloof and told the Observer that Danny Cohen, the head of BBC1, and other commissioning editors, including Younghusband, have repeatedly reviewed what went wrong and are changing procedures following the death of controversial figures.
(14) Since the extravert is the more sociable, excitement-seeking, carefree individual, while the introvert is more retiring, aloof and introspective, it would be worthwhile in future research to determine whether the dominance, vs. submissive or the high vs. low status dimension is the essential correlate of these spatial differences.
(15) Woman at centre of South Korean row says she 'deserves death' Read more Park has already been criticised for being aloof and relying on only a few longstanding confidantes.
(16) Ministers continue to grumble that the PM is too aloof, delegating messy domestic policy to the DPM.
(17) From the start, nobody has been less aloof, more assertive, nor more influential than the oil and gas industry.
(18) The main results of this study were the identification of: a) emotionally unstable patients (42%) who did not respond to the above mentioned selection criterion; b) stable psychological traits such as hostility, aloofness, extroversion as described in type A Behavior Pattern and c) the presence of secondary alexitimic responses suggesting a protective denial of the meaning of the disease.
(19) He is the hands-on chief executive to Cameron’s aloof chairman of the board and is therefore the natural focus of Labour’s opprobrium.
(20) She writes: If the Southern Rail fiasco has taught us anything it’s surely that travellers need to stand (conveniently) shoulder to shoulder against operating companies, rather than maintain their usual mutual aloofness.
(a.) Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
(a.) Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
(a.) Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
(a.) Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
(a.) Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.
(1) Reactive metabolites which suppress splenic humoral immune responses are thought to be generated within the spleen rather than in distant tissues.
(2) Distant ischemia was distinguished from peri-infarctional ischemia by the presence of transient thallium defects in, or slow thallium washout from myocardium not supplied by the infarct-related coronary artery.
(3) Whereas the tight junctions of endoneurial capillaries are known to prevent certain blood-borne substances from entering the endoneurium, it was not clear whether the permeability of the pulpal capillaries, which are distant from the nerve fibres, could affect the nerve fibre environment.
(4) The stage of a given malignancy, representing the degree of spread of the tumor to its local surroundings or distant sites, is the best predictor of long-term survival.
(5) Seven patients died, six because of distant metastases within one year.
(6) Local or distant metastases presented in 6 patients.
(7) His office - with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall offering views over a Bradford suburb and distant moors - is devoid of knick-knacks or memorabilia.
(8) Generally, more distant neurones (500-1300 microns) were excited for variable periods of time (3-15 min), while neurones in the vicinity of the injection site (0-500 microns) showed, after a brief period of excitation time, a long-lasting (up to 30 min) decrease in excitability or silencing of discharge, probably due to a depolarizing block and disturbances in the ionic composition of the extracellular space.
(9) Using the Italian I distantly remember from my year abroad in Florence as a student (mi chiama Hadley!
(10) The national study accrued 216 patients with measurable or evaluable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with either unresectable stage III, or distant metastasis (stage IV).
(11) The special advantage of the UV-beam is that it allow to inactivate selectively of the particular elements of nuclear apparatus of living ciliates is to observe consequences of operation on distant descendants of irradiated cell.
(12) Although a high rate of local control can be expected, distant metastases continue to be a problem.
(13) Indeed, the geographical nature of the division also keeps a check on the club's carbon footprint – Dartford rarely have to travel far outside the M25, with the trips to Bognor Regis and Margate about as distant as they get.
(14) Concomitant immunity (CI) is defined as the lack or retardation or proliferation of a secondary tumor implant at a distant site; it has been given an immunological interpretation.
(15) Children with osteosarcoma or Ewing's sarcoma rarely have bone disease distant from the site of their primary bone lesion at presentation.
(16) The effect of combined treatment was studied in 97 patients with nonseminomatous testicular tumors with regional and distant metastases with regard to the blood serum levels of alpha-fetoprotein and chorionic gonadotropin.
(17) At diagnosis, 15 (16.5%) patients had regional metastases and six (7%) had distant metastases.
(18) The PPi-dependent Pfk of potato is only distantly related to the ATP-dependent enzymes.
(19) Sequences homologous to Inp are present in multiple copies in the N. plumbaginifolia and the N. tabacum genome but not in more distant species.
(20) Local or regional recurrence without evidence of distant metastases was identified in 11 per cent of cases after 'curative' resections.