Meaning of “standoffish” in the English Dictionary

"standoffish" in British English

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standoffishadjective

uk /ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ/ us /ˌstændˈɑː.fɪʃ/ informal disapproving
standoffishly
adverb uk /ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ.li/ us /ˌstændˈɑː.fɪʃ.li/
standoffishness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌstændˈɒf.ɪʃ.nəs/ us /ˌstændˈɑː.fɪʃ.nəs/

(Definition of “standoffish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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