In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(person/attitude) distanteshe's always held herself rather aloof from her colleagues — siempre ha guardado las distancias con sus colegas
- He's like Han Solo in Armani, ultra cool, aloof and with a sardonic put down for every occasion.
- We keep our distance, lower our expectations, stay cool, aloof, and separate.
- Staying out of the media spotlight can lead to accusations of being aloof or distant or smug.
- For the remainder of the night, she was very quiet, much to her friends' protests for being aloof and distant.
- I consider myself warm and friendly, but I act cool and aloof with other people.
- Michael did not suffer fools gladly and could seem aloof and distant at times, but this was his rather old-world formality.
- When he first came into the job, he was viewed as cool, aloof and intelligent.
- I sat down next to her and tried to strike up a conversion about old times - but she was aloof and distant.
- Sometimes he seemed on edge, about ready to explode at her in anger, but there were also times that he could be cool and aloof.
- He was much more approachable with his cool, aloof expression replaced by a mild, slightly humorous smirk.
- It's really hard to be cool and aloof here if some little pill makes you bawl about everything.
- Lewis, charming and avuncular, is far easier to relate to than the aloof and distant Freud.
- Napoleon appears most distant and aloof in his demeanour when considered from his right side, from which point the eyes are least visible.
- And likewise, I try to remain a little distant and aloof, and not reveal too much of myself and my ditziness.
- If you don't really know him, you might think he's a little distant, aloof, but he's not at all.
- He's so aloof and distant that it somehow draws people to him.
- People who had not attended any of the prior gatherings came and while some were friendly, others were aloof.
- Tessa's tone was cool and aloof, but Rogers could sense the apprehensive undertone.
- Hiding behind a shag of brown hair, Yorn was all at once charming, aloof, cool and engaging.
- It might be thought that I am aloof, smug, emotionally cool or that I believe that I am better than anyone else.
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