standoffishly


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Adv.1.standoffishly - in a standoffish manner; "standoffishly, he declined the invitation to the office party"
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standoffishly

[ˌstændˈɒfɪʃlɪ] adv (fam, pej) → in modo scostante, con freddezza
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Curiously, he standoffishly did not reciprocate my morning welcoming small talk nor did he thank me privately or publicly for the contract, platform and glowing introduction that I gave him.
Though the well-read and well-traveled members of these classes relate rather standoffishly toward Nigerian video films, being hooked on Hollywood movies which they readily have access to, the semi-literate members of these classes spend the little leisure time they can spare watching either national television network or watching Nigerian video films.
What the earlier code embraced as often desirable," the present code standoffishly declares merely proper." (93.) As Mr.