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.
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.