stand-offishness


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stand-offishness

[ˌstændˈɒfɪʃnɪs] Nfrialdad f, reserva f
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But there is a discernible stand-offishness among the Sindhis to their poorer and more humble Indian brethren from Punjab.
You don't want to appear too informal, but equally stand-offishness isn't pleasant.
There is also an elitism and stand-offishness that does little to endear itself to the general public.
"Sam and I went out for a few beers together very early on to make sure there was no stand-offishness. No one wanted a situation where I'd pitch up in a car and honk the horn and wait for Mia to be delivered," he added.