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standoffishness

Definitions

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  • noun The state, quality, or condition of being standoffish or aloof and unsociable; aloofness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner

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Examples

  • That standoffishness is what gives structure to everything we see in the universe.

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  • That standoffishness is what gives structure to everything we see in the universe.

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  • That standoffishness is what gives structure to everything we see in the universe.

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  • That standoffishness is what gives structure to everything we see in the universe.

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  • That standoffishness is what gives structure to everything we see in the universe.

    It's a matter of potential.

  • New York "standoffishness" isn't impoliteness - it's actually people being polite and recongnizing everone else's bubbles of privacy.

    urban test

  • New York "standoffishness" isn't impoliteness - it's actually people being polite and recongnizing everone else's bubbles of privacy.

    urban test

  • Or, my hunch, maybe the center, some of whose members have expressed a certain antipathy or standoffishness toward the tea party, simply doesn't care that it feels a certain antipathy or standoffishness.

    A Little Lady Predicts a Big Win

  • Our standoffishness becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy: The less we do to aid the protestors, the less influence we have.

    Obama's failure of imagination

  • As the fall elections approach, however, that standoffishness is melting into something else: a resigned embrace.

    A GOP–Tea Party Hug in Washington, D.C.

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