standoffishness

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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