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Offish

adjective
1.
Lacking cordiality; unfriendly.  Synonym: standoffish.






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"Offish" Quotes from Famous Books



... different character from what you have seen this long while. This cruise is up to now a huge success, being interesting, pleasant, and profitable. The beachcomber is perhaps the most interesting character here; the natives are very different, on the whole, from Polynesians: they are moral, stand-offish (for good reasons), and protected by a dark tongue. It is delightful to meet the few Hawaiians (mostly missionaries) that are dotted about, with their Italian BRIO and their ready friendliness. The whites are a strange lot, many of them good, kind, ...
— Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson - Volume 2 • Robert Louis Stevenson

... be so stand-offish!" Arthur was very appealing when he looked at you like that—his eyes so mischievous under their upcurling lashes. But Missy made ...
— Missy • Dana Gatlin

... peaked hill, like a sugar-loaf; bearing N.E. by E. by the compass, which is the best mark to know this place by, when the weather is clear. This is a good place for refreshments, having hens, cocoa-nuts, and goats in abundance, and plenty offish, together with excellent water springing from the rock; but we had to pay seventy dollars, a cloth vest, a fowling-piece, a mirror, and a sword, for leave to provide ourselves with water, and all too little to satisfy the governor, who, after receiving our money and giving us leave, ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX. • Robert Kerr

... invitation, if that's what you mean. Sara gives me a meal ticket, as it were. Nothing extraordinary in my going out whenever I like, is there?" His manner was a trifle offish. ...
— The Hollow of Her Hand • George Barr McCutcheon

... she was a trifle snobbish and stand-offish with some of the pert young fellow-pupils, but before long her opinion of them increased to a respect verging ...
— The Cup of Fury - A Novel of Cities and Shipyards • Rupert Hughes



Words linked to "Offish" :   standoffish, unapproachable



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