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On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to standoffish, such as: aloof, antisocial, cool, eremitic, haughty, and indifferent.

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How to use standoffish in a sentence

  • Jack and Jill, the two biggest ones, they was a leetle mite standoffish and inclined to play it safe.

    Stepsons of Light | Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • He seemed to be extremely standoffish, cold from embarrassment, and proud from lack of graciousness.

    Royal Highness | Thomas Mann
  • His initial impression was he was a shade standoffish or not over effusive but it grew on him someway.

    Ulysses | James Joyce
  • The meal ended, she rose and swept him a curtsey, neither over-friendly nor standoffish.

    Two Sides of the Face | Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • I am sure I don't know what to think of the English students being "standoffish" with Americans.

    Virginia | Ellen Glasgow

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