from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Aloof or reserved.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Aloof; reserved; unsociable and unfriendly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shy or distant in manner; cold; aloof; reserved; not friendly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as stand-off.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking cordiality; unfriendly
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He may seem a bit standoffish, which is likely just his natural reserved personality.
The characterization of private enterprise as 'standoffish' by a former government insider, whose focus was not cyber, highlights the heart of the problem.
I have not been very reliable with meme's in recent months....almost to the point of being rude and 'standoffish'.
I had met her once briefly (like literally a 3 minute conversation – I only remembered her because the piercing blue eyes/dark hair combo is pretty unusual) at a bar on the waterfront and she struck me as kind of standoffish and stuck up.
But it was not until August 6, when Britain's International Television News (ITN) broadcast the first television pictures from the camps, that President Bush found himself forced to defend his "standoffish" policy toward the former Yugoslavia.
“And I’m not going to be like ‘I don’t like Kate… But, I mean, she’s pretty, you know, standoffish, which is kind of weird.”
Price, 61, said if people think he's "standoffish" or "snobby," that's not his intent.
She's so "standoffish" in fact that the show staff needs to contact her through her personal security.
Europeans and they all seem to pleasent enough if a bit standoffish which is understandable.
Yust said the clerk who assisted her at the DMV on Oct. 21 was "standoffish" but not rude.
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