from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inclined to be distant and reserved; aloof.
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- adj. aloof
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shy or distant in manner; aloof; stand-offish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Inclined to keep aloof; distant in manner; reserved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking cordiality; unfriendly
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She chooses roles which are a little stand-offish, which is not what you would want for a role like Cat, but for Cersei it is perfect.
We do not drive to the "offish" unless we are very, very drunk, in which case we might be arrested by the ... poleesh?
Yesterday rather "offish" whole day; felt just as though "it wouldn't come."
There was a whole history in those snow tracks, mine alone and kind of offish, and the others cuddling together.
While there they said they could not replicate the problem and were kind of offish about it.
In the act of relief, the prime minister called out: “Feeling stand-offish today, Winston?”
Ernest Hemingway, who claimed to have discovered thirty-six new varieties offish, kept Dos Passos abreast of his attempts to harpoon a humpback whale.
Maura in the books is dark-haired, intense, and stand-offish.
Given his reputation, I was expecting him to be a bit stand-offish, but nothing could have been further from the truth.
My PI hired a dud of a postdoc. nobody liked said postdoc when it interviewed. very stand offish and hostile.