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Autor:  pat
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Data:  25/FEV/2006 10:00 AM
Assunto:  Unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached...
 
Mensagem:  "aloof" is an interesting word. It derives from 'luff', a nautical term. It means - literally - to stay to the windward of something - especially the rocky shoreline. So figuratively it has come to mean to stay away, or above, from something. To be superior and seperate.

'Uninterested' and 'disinterested' have a subtle difference. One can find something uninteresting -dull, boring, etc, for any reason. It is usually a preconception. But disinterest is generally something that happens to one - "I have become disinterested in that subject", or it is more active and aggressive than  mere uninterest: "his disinterest was discouraging".


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Namby-pamby attitude  –  Deivis  24/FEV/2006, 9:31 AM
Namby-pamby attitude  –  Dale/RS  24/FEV/2006, 9:32 AM
Namby-pamby attitude  –  Márcio Osório  24/FEV/2006, 11:50 AM
Namby-pamby attitude  –  Luana  24/FEV/2006, 2:39 PM
Unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached...  –  Marcio Osorio  24/FEV/2006, 3:06 PM
Unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached...  –  Deivis  24/FEV/2006, 11:14 PM
 Unconcerned, incurious, aloof, detached...  –  pat  25/FEV/2006, 10:00 AM

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