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aloof
adv. in an aloof manner; "the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
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aloof, cold
adj. lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"
upstage, distant, aloof
adj. remote in manner; "stood apart with aloof dignity"; "a distant smile"; "he was upstage with strangers"
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offish, standoffish
adj. lacking cordiality; unfriendly; "a standoffish manner"
shy
adj. easily startled or frightened
nonchalant, insouciant, casual
adj. marked by blithe unconcern; "an ability to interest casual students"; "showed a casual disregard for cold weather"; "an utterly insouciant financial policy"; "an elegantly insouciant manner"; "drove his car with nonchalant abandon"; "was polite in a teasing nonchalant manner"
uninvolved, detached, degage
adj. showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander"
terse, laconic, curt, crisp
adj. brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"
unfriendly
adj. not disposed to friendship or friendliness; "an unfriendly coldness of manner"; "an unfriendly action to take"
inhospitable
adj. not hospitable; "they are extremely inhospitable these days"; "her greeting was cold and inhospitable"
swaggering, supercilious, sniffy, prideful, overbearing, lordly, imperious, haughty, disdainful
adj. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer
quiet
adj. of the sun characterized by a low level of surface phenomena like sunspots e.g.
withdrawn, reclusive, recluse
adj. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
unsociable
adj. not inclined to society or companionship; "an unsociable nature...shy and reserved"; "generally unsociable except with intimate friends"; "unsociable behavior"; "an unsociable neighborhood"
taciturn
adj. habitually reserved and uncommunicative
distant, chilly
adj. "relations were cool and polite"
apart, aside
adv. placed or kept separate and distinct as for a purpose; "had a feeling of being set apart"; "quality sets it apart"; "a day set aside for relaxing"
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nonpersonal
adj. lacking personality; "nonpersonal forces"
formal, cool
adj. (reserved)
diffident
adj. showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"
withdrawn, indrawn
adj. tending to reserve or introspection; "a quiet indrawn man"
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remote, distant
adj. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship ; "a distant cousin"; "a remote relative"; "a distant likeness"; "considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"
intimate, familiar
adj. having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship; "on familiar terms"; "pretending she is on an intimate footing with those she slanders"
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