remote in manner;
"stood apart with aloof dignity"
"a distant smile"
"he was upstage with strangers"
in an aloof manner;
"the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
- She had always kept herself aloof from the boys in class.
- It would assist England immeasurably if this hitherto aloof character could inspire some sympathy.
I thought that dragon's front of thine would cry aloof to the sons of gallantry.出自： fig.