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standoffish

adjective uk   /ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ/  us   /-ˈɑː.fɪʃ/ informal disapproving
behaving in a slightly unfriendly and too formal way
standoffishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
standoffishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “standoffish”
in Chinese (Traditional) 冷淡的,疏遠的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 冷淡的,疏远的…
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