come off as

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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