come off as

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Definition of come off as

: to seem to be (a specified quality or character) He's really just shy, but he comes off as a little arrogant. He came off as a stuffy old man.

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“Come off as.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/come%20off%20as. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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