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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand-offishstand-of‧fish, standoffish /ˌstænd ˈɒfɪʃ $ -ˈɒːf-/ adjective informal  PROUDrather unfriendly and formal syn aloof She was cold and stand-offish.stand-offishly adverbstand-offishness noun [uncountable]
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stand-offishWe sociologists have had good reason to be stand-offish.You're not so stand-offish after all.Without wishing to be over-familiar but not to be stand-offish either, I put one hand on her shoulder.Would he think her very rude and stand-offish now?Many may interpret such a self-centred approach as selfish or stand-offish - that is too bad.
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