aloof

[ uh-loof ]SEE DEFINITION OF aloof

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALOOF

She was like the falling of this starlight, pure, aloof, and strange and gentle.

Peter stood there silent, aloof, detached; and he appeared quite cool.

Little Fay was as obstreperous as Tony was disagreeably silent and aloof.

She stood as cold and aloof as earlier she had been warm and clinging.

Even so; and of all men Socrates stood most aloof from such crimes.

“I am due at a committee meeting,” he said, in a courteous but aloof manner.

Superb, aloof, her hand she leans Upon a casket's jewelled lid.

All the people who had seemed so warmly near to him were aloof and cold.

She could be tenderness itself, and she could be aloof and even harsh in her manner.

Make those wretched who corrupt it, and keep us aloof from all such.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALOOF

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.