The GOP lambasted the president for being too aloof and casual about leaks that endanger national security.
The collapse of the economy made her glossy, aloof brand look suddenly dated.
Some of Downey's muttery performances and Hoffman's aloof Capote fit this category.
Many Daley loyalists harbored deep suspicions about a fellow they deemed effete and aloof.
But intangibles also count when a president, particularly one long viewed as aloof, has to do double duty as the mourner-in-chief.
He knew them not; aloof, solitary, self-contained, he had coldly held himself outside the circle of all that was best in life.
Little Fay was as obstreperous as Tony was disagreeably silent and aloof.
He stood, aloof, at one side of the veranda, as the newcomer alighted from the car.
All the people who had seemed so warmly near to him were aloof and cold.
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.