stand·off·ish. Use standoffish in a sentence. adjective. The definition of standoffish is a detached or reserved person. An example of standoffish is a person who avoids eye contact and doesn't like to talk with people in a group setting.
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Stand offish. When a couple is at a club, or in a public place, and are obviously avoiding each other, wether they know it or not. Another example is, When boy friend & girl friend don't talk to each other at school, or make other people believe they aren't even going out.
Sometimes the customers from campus can come across as standoffish. — Chrissie Thompson, USA TODAY, 6 June 2021 The organization never knew what Kyrie was going to show up to the arena each night — the reflective one, the standoffish one, the friendly one, the philosophical one?