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 (ô′fĭsh, ŏf′ĭsh)
Inclined to be distant and reserved; aloof.

off′ish·ly adv.
off′ish·ness n.
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informal aloof or distant in manner
ˈoffishly adv
ˈoffishness n
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(ˈɔ fɪʃ, ˈɒf ɪʃ)

aloof; unapproachable.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.offish - lacking cordiality; unfriendly; "a standoffish manner"
unapproachable - discouraging intimacies; reserved; "an unapproachable executive"
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adj, offishly
adv (inf)reserviert, unnahbar, kühl (fig), → steif (fig)
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She let him do as he liked, although in the street she was offish enough to other men, refusing their familiarities partly from decorum and partly for contempt for their commonness.
People can talk to her, she visits schools, she is not stand offish, I myself would like to meet her.
The recommendation, published online May 17 in Circulation, is to eat two 3.5-ounce servings (about three-fourths cup of flaked fish) offish high in long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as salmon, herring, mackerel, trout, sardines or albacore tuna.
When I he said brain damaged was offish Woman She also called police, who issued Wallace with a Police Information Notice (PIN) warning about his conduct.
A Fish oil supplements shouldn't have the same mercury contamination problem as some types offish, because the fish that are most likely to contain mercury--including shark, king mackerel, and farm-raised salmon--aren't used in supplement manufacture.
In your weekly diet, include five servings of nuts, more than three servings of beans, at least two servings of poultry and berries, and at least one serving offish.
So those are the three things I'm always going to look for to find a group offish that you can get to bite."
Norman Halden from the University of Manitoba developed the technique offish otolith microchemistry and the Yukon Research Centre, Access Consulting Group, and Na-cho Nyak Dun First Nation applied it on fish from the Keno Hill mining district.
Increased consumption offish could significantly reduce cognitive decline and improve verbal memory in adults over age 65, researchers find.
Goodbye." I thought Cherie was being a bit offish. Then I realised I'd called my four-year-old granddaughter's house by mistake.
Larger aircraft can land on the 4,000-foot runway bringing fuel and freight deliveries, which will facilitate faster transportation offish product from the Yup'ik Eskimo village to market.
I took a picture because I've never seen one here, and it is not listed on DEC's website as a species offish for this lake.