Part of speech: adverb

At a distance apart.

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Usage examples "aloof":

  1. Gertrude, who had been standing aloof at a window, turned suddenly. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  2. If you see the sun at all- as I did not on this day of days- he stands away up, very distant and quite aloof. - "Over Prairie Trails", Frederick Philip Grove.
  3. How was it that, when others sighed so deeply and vainly at her feet, Lord Arleigh alone stood aloof? - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).