standoffishness

[ stand-aw-fish, -of-ish ]SEE DEFINITION OF standoffishness

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WORD ORIGIN

1826, from stand off + -ish. Verbal phrase stand off "hold aloof" is from c.1600. Related: Standoffishly; standoffishness.

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