Definition of Standoffish

1. Adjective. Lacking cordiality; unfriendly. "A standoffish manner"

Exact synonyms: Offish
Similar to: Unapproachable
Derivative terms: Standoffishness



Definition of Standoffish

1. Adjective. Aloof; reserved; unsociable and unfriendly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Standoffish

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standoffish

standing seam
standing seams
standing stock
standing stone
standing stones
standing tall
standing test
standing up
standing up to
standing wave
standing waves
standings
standish
standishes
standoff
standoffish (current term)
standoffishly
standoffishness
standoffs
standout
standouts
standover
standovers
standpat
standpat(a)
standpatter
standpatters
standpattism
standpattisms
standpipe

Literary usage of Standoffish

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1. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1903)
"The great and only Max is more stiff and standoffish than ever this year," said Huldah. " I 've simply given up trying to please her, for there's no justice ..."

2. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1910)
"The great and only Max is more stiff and standoffish than ever this year," said Huldah. " I 've simply given up trying to please her, for there 's no ..."

3. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1872)
"... accessible at all times, and ready with such advice or assistance as the occasion demanded, but yet they called him " high and standoffish. ..."

4. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1886)
"Not if you are as pert and standoffish with the young men as you are now, Nancie." And Mrs. Monteith shook her head and looked severely across the room at ..."

5. Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing (1993)
"In the United States, textile producers and apparel makers have traditionally had standoffish or even hostile relations.25 The main concern of textile ..."

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