Examples of standoffish in a Sentence
She tends to be a bit standoffish with strangers.
she proved to be simply shy, not standoffish
Recent Examples of standoffish from the Web
Light gets beat up at school; his teachers don’t understand him and his father is standoffish.
The House Judiciary panel has remained unusually standoffish.
The company has earned criticism for its thin support for Seattle charities and a standoffish attitude toward local concerns.
Neighbors in several states where Paddock owned homes in retirement communities described him as surly, unfriendly and standoffish.
Yaffe was granted extraordinary access to the famously standoffish Mitchell, as well as to many of her closest friends and collaborators, including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Joan Baez, David Crosby, Judy Collins, and the late Leonard Cohen.
Making that doctor a person with autism verges on making it a cheap gimmick, the latest spin on the standoffish Dr. House.
Except Gillespie wasn’t there, irking some Trump supporters who say the Republican has been too standoffish toward the president.
Once standoffish with press, Steely Dan became reliably gracious interview subjects, a move that when paired with their cornball stage patter, helped warm a once notoriously chilly band.
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First Known Use of standoffish
Synonymsaloof, antisocial, asocial, buttoned-up, cold, cold-eyed, detached, distant, dry, frosty, offish, remote, standoff, cool, unbending, unclubbable, unsociable
Antonymscordial, friendly, sociable, social, warm
Related Wordsindrawn, introverted, nongregarious, recessive, reclusive, reserved, unsocial, withdrawn; misanthropic; apathetic, hard, indifferent, unconcerned; clinical, dispassionate, impersonal, professional; disinterested, incurious, uninterested; reticent, silent, taciturn, uncommunicative; diffident, shy, timid; cliquey, cliquish, clubbish
Near Antonymsboon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, convivial, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; affable, folksy, genial, gracious, hospitable; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborly
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