Definition of stand-offishly in English:

stand-offishly

adverb

informal

See stand-offish

  • ‘I asked if I could be upgraded and was stand-offishly told no.’
  • ‘I behave pretty stand-offishly, and consequently nobody but you makes much of an effort to talk to me.’
  • ‘The player was stand-offishly cold and uncooperative with the media for the two weeks prior.’
  • ‘Expecting to be greeted a bit stand-offishly by the locals, I was surprised to be received in the opposite manner.’
  • ‘I tend not to acknowledge them, or at most nod stand-offishly and not smile.’

Pronunciation

stand-offishly

/standˈɒfɪʃ(ə)li/