aloof adj.

1 not friendly

VERBS be, look, seem | find sb Some people find her aloof and unfriendly.

ADV. a bit, a little, somewhat

2 not involved in sth

VERBS hold (yourself), keep (yourself), remain, stand Some thought that Britain was standing aloof from Europe. | keep sb There were many things that had kept her aloof and apart from the crowd.

ADV. largely

PREP. from He has remained largely aloof from the hurly-burly of parliamentary politics.