This of course is the self-prescribed social disposition of a hipster, an aloof—but meaningless—swagger.
The GOP lambasted the president for being too aloof and casual about leaks that endanger national security.
The Internet can be an impersonal place: You can observe the world at an aloof distance, and then just surf to another page.
The collapse of the economy made her glossy, aloof brand look suddenly dated.
Many Daley loyalists harbored deep suspicions about a fellow they deemed effete and aloof.
He knew them not; aloof, solitary, self-contained, he had coldly held himself outside the circle of all that was best in life.
And the European is not merely an aloof alien; he is a ruling alien as well.
He stood, aloof, at one side of the veranda, as the newcomer alighted from the car.
There it stands, massive, aloof, untouched by the petty life at its foot.
He seemed so aloof, as though his spirit walked alone in dark places where she could not follow.
1530s, from a- (1) + Middle English loof "weather gage," also "windward direction," probably from Dutch loef (Middle Dutch lof) "the weather side of a ship." Originally a nautical order to keep the ship's head to the wind, thus to stay clear of a lee-shore or some other quarter; hence the figurative sense of "at a distance, apart" (1580s). Related: Aloofly; aloofness.