"aloof" in the adjective sense
1. aloof, distant, upstage
remote in manner
"stood apart with aloof dignity"
"a distant smile"
"he was upstage with strangers"
"aloof" in the adverb sense
in an aloof manner
"the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough"
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