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standoff

noun

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  1. 1 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other after two hours they had played to a 5–5 standoff Synonyms of standoff dead heat, draw, stalemate, tieWords Related to standoff deadlock, impasse; seesaw; photo finish; horse race, toss-up

  2. 2 a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in the standoff continued for three days before the fugitive gave himself up to the authorities Synonyms of standoff deadlock, gridlock, halt, logjam, Mexican standoff, stalemate, impasse, standstillWords Related to standoff dead end; bind, bottleneck, corner, dilemma, fix, hole, jam, morass, pickle, pinch, plight, predicament, quagmire, quandary, spot; difficulty; problem


standoff

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of standoff

  1. having or showing a lack of friendliness or interest in others the client's standoff attitude suggested that this was going to be a strictly business relationship Synonyms of standoff aloof, antisocial, asocial, buttoned-up, cold, cold-eyed, detached, distant, dry, frosty, offish, remote, cool, standoffish, unbending, unclubbable, unsociableWords Related to standoff indrawn, introverted, nongregarious, recessive, reclusive, reserved, unsocial, withdrawn; misanthropic; apathetic, hard, indifferent, unconcerned; clinical, dispassionate, impersonal, professional; disinterested, incurious, uninterested; reticent,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, clubbishNear Antonyms of standoff boon, clubbable (also clubable), clubby, companionable, convivial, extroverted (also extraverted), gregarious, outgoing; communicative, expansive, garrulous, talkative; affable, folksy, genial, gracious, hospitable; agreeable, amiable, congenial, kindly, neighborlyAntonyms of standoff cordial, friendly, sociable, social, warm



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