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.
Aloof or reserved.
(comparative more standoffish, superlative most standoffish)
- She is extremely standoffish and will only come around once every couple of days.
- She'd been acting standoffish since he sought her out at Damian's direction.
- Your condo is so cold and standoffish.
- Most days, only the forgetful owner, this newly hired cleaning girl called Annie and a standoffish tabby are in residence.