Aloofness and Reserve


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Aloofness noun – A disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner.
Reserve is a synonym for aloofness. In some cases you can use "Reserve" instead a noun "Aloofness".
Nearby Words: aloof, aloofly
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Reserve noun – The checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others.
Usage example: the salesclerk showed great reserve in dealing with the unreasonable demands of the angry customer

Aloofness is a synonym for reserve in shyness topic. You can use "Aloofness" instead a noun "Reserve", if it concerns topics such as uncommunicativeness, coolness of manner.
Nearby Words: reserved, reservation, reserving, reservist
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  • Literature / Pride and Prejudice She is also forced to concede that Jane's shyness and reserve can be easily mistaken for aloofness, and that those who don't know her well (such as Darcy) might find it easy to convince themselves that she doesn't have genuine feelings for Bingley.
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