- alongside of,
- alonso, alicia,
- alonso, dámaso,
- alopecia areata,
- alopecia capitis totalis
Origin of aloof
Examples from the Web for aloof
They should ask themselves instead how anyone as bored and aloof as Barack Obama could bother himself to hate anything.
A Utah mother charged with killing six of her infant children was described as cold and aloof by a neighbor.Utah’s Murderer Mom Is a Monster but She’s Not the First|Steve Miller|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I can see how it would make people come across as cagey or aloof.How One Doctor Mastered the Art of Delivering Life-Changing Diagnoses|Russell Saunders|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aloof and bookish, Pius XI (Achille Ratti) spent years as a Vatican librarian before becoming a diplomat and cardinal.
With irony and wit he charmed a nation, but displayed a detachment that kept him aloof from the passions of his time.The New New Left Is No New Frontier and JFK Was No Liberal|James L. Swanson, Michael F. Bishop|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He would seem to stand outside the stress of his own time and aloof from the influences which commonly shape the artist.Studies of Contemporary Poets|Mary C. Sturgeon
The Englishman, aloof but definitely enthralled, touched his mustache delicately and answered, "Quite."Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman
I was cold, and as haughty and aloof as she was herself, but I used every art I knew of to draw her out and make her talk.Man and Maid|Elinor Glyn
They played under a glaring electric light in the heat of the day, yet they seemed cool, aloof, immune from bodily discomfort.Gigolo|Edna Ferber
When he had gone, Rashîd appeared before me, stern and aloof as the Recording Angel.Oriental Encounters|Marmaduke Pickthall
Word Origin for aloof
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.