standoffish


stand·off·ish

adjective \stand-ˈ-fish\

: not friendly toward other people

Full Definition of STANDOFFISH

:  somewhat cold and reserved
stand·off·ish·ly adverb
stand·off·ish·ness noun

Examples of STANDOFFISH

  1. She tends to be a bit standoffish with strangers.
  2. <she proved to be simply shy, not standoffish>

First Known Use of STANDOFFISH

1860

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