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English definition of “standoffish”

standoffish

adjective     /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     /-li/ adverb standoffishness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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