a•loof /əˈluf. 16th Century: from a-1 + loof, a variant of luff. adj.: 1. reserved: not showing interest:a reputation of being aloof.         2. distant, unsympathetic, or supercilious in manner, attitude, or feeling adv.: at a distance in feeling or manner: remained aloof from his classmates.  a•loof•ness,n. [uncountable] A mixture of definitions, but there’s distance. Distance to look at things from a better angle. Here some words I picked up from … Continue reading aloof