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standoffish

(stændˈɔfɪʃ)
mod. aloof. Bob is sort of standoffish until he gets to know you.
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Her standoffish, elderly father rarely leaves his bed, but someone still has to discuss matters of state with werewolves, yokai, zombie generals and more!
That's partly due to the former spelling bee champion's striking looks, but her publishing success and standoffish nature don't help.
A complex, nuanced portrait emerges in these pages--and while "Gore" can indeed be brusque, standoffish, even cruel, Mewshaw also catches him in more vulnerable moments.
In alternating first-person chapters, both Olivia and Zoey come across as standoffish with major attitude, and the reader does not get enough detail and build-up from Grace to explain and lead up to their sexual orientation discovery.
After appearing standoffish to Juliet, Mark finally confesses that he is in love with her on Christmas, Huffington Post reported.
Essentially a road trip-cum-slow-burning romantic drama, the pic sees the newly hired Ning (Christy Mahanani) sent into the mountains to make deliveries with her initially standoffish but finally charming colleague, Mnr (Muhamma Abe Baasyin).
Chickens, sheep and standoffish goats illustrate the role of animals in the farming system, rows of plants arc used to produce Biodynamic teas--as is a pit containing the controversial manure-filled ct)w's horns--plus manual mixing machines for the teas.
But as the sons and daughters of those notoriously underprepared Baby Boomers, Gen Xers have reached a point where their standoffish and often cynical approach to life--not to mention financial planning--has mellowed a little, and we could use a little assistance in helping to establish a financial roadmap.
The congressman is threatening to block the proposal unless "very standoffish" federal officials consider requests for a full-service hospital.
The researchers found that ordinary washed hairs are standoffish with each other at a distance, but get them as close as 15 nanometers and attractive forces kick in.
The Beltsvilles are the most standoffish of the three breeds and the most calm natured; none of the breeds we raise have ever shown any signs of aggression.
As a zoologist, his particular object of academic study was the praying mantis (its brain, to be precise), and one imagines that, should we meet him, he would indeed resemble a large stick insect, brittle and standoffish. Despite his coldness, he recounts his picaresque wanderings in an engaging way, making the book hard to put down, and, despite his know-it-all posturing, he is entertaining company.
Outside the convention center, the last point for evacuations by helicopter to the airport and then to points unknown, the troops are a little more standoffish. Some move us away after we go looking for a dead body some rescue workers have told us is in the area.
Time after time the Aussies put in the big hits and Ireland's 'standoffish' reaction was so surprising.
I thought he was standoffish. He probably thought the same of me.