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 (wĭth-drôn′, wĭth-)
Past participle of withdraw.
Emotionally unresponsive or socially detached; introverted or aloof.

with·drawn′ness n.
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Noun1.withdrawnness - a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in mannerwithdrawnness - a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
unsociability, unsociableness - an unsociable disposition; avoiding friendship or companionship
unapproachability - a disposition to be unapproachable; unfriendly and inaccessible
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