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standoffish

adjective uk   /ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ/ us    /-ˈɑː.fɪʃ/ informal disapproving
behaving in a slightly unfriendly and too formal wayNot being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
standoffishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
standoffishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
(Definition of standoffish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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