: coldly reserved or standoffish <a buttoned–up executive>
First Known Use of BUTTONED-UP
Related to BUTTONED-UP
- aloof, antisocial, asocial, buttoned-up, cold, cold-eyed, detached, distant, dry, frosty, offish, remote, standoff, standoffish, unbending, unclubbable, unsociable
- cordial, friendly, sociable, social, warm
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