standoffish

[stand-aw-fish, -of-ish]
adjective
somewhat aloof or reserved; cold and unfriendly.
Also, stand-offish.


Origin:
1855–60; standoff + -ish1

standoffishly, adverb
standoffishness, noun
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standoffish (ˌstændˈɒfɪʃ)
 
adj
reserved, haughty, or aloof
 
stand'offishly
 
adv
 
stand'offishness
 
n

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Example sentences
At the track, she can be brash and standoffish, focused solely on the task at
  hand.
He treats all the skate kids with open camaraderie, in contrast to his
  standoffish mien in adult conversation.
Please don't take our officer safety skills as being rude or standoffish.
Salukis show great affection toward their owners, she said, but can be
  standoffish with strangers.
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