Definition of stand-offish in English:

stand-offish

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Pronunciation: /standˈɒfɪʃ
 
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adjective

informal

Derivatives

stand-offishly

adverb
More example sentences
  • I asked if I could be upgraded and was stand-offishly told no.
  • I behave pretty stand-offishly, and consequently nobody but you makes much of an effort to talk to me.
  • The player was stand-offishly cold and uncooperative with the media for the two weeks prior.

stand-offishness

noun
More example sentences
  • Other children sometimes mis-interpret your little Virgo's shyness as diffidence or stand-offishness.
  • There was little evidence of the usual huffiness and stand-offishness we are normally greeted with.
  • Typical Edinburgh stand-offishness is being blamed for its failure.

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