That Word is the segment on my blog where I post new words that I discover newly or have jumped out at me once again. If you love finding new words this post is for you. If you're a writer looking for different words to describe some this post may also be for you.
Where I Discovered It?
I discovered this word when I was transferring a piece of writing from a notebook to my computer. Originally I had it written out as two different words in my notebook but then thought as I was typing that maybe it could be one word. I was surprised to find out that it was correct. After double checking the dictionary I immediately thought of adding to my That Word list and sharing it will you all. That shows you how much blogging has become a part of my life.
- Somewhat aloof or reserved; cold and unfriendly.
An Example Sentence
To most of the group, Zoltan was an enigma. Standoffish was the only way they knew how to treat him.
I don't think that Standoffish is that uncommon a word compared to some of the others on my list. It is a word that can a have a dash in-between and still be correct (stand-offish). It also sounds like it could almost be two words as well. In that way it is unique, but also a common sort of word in the way it could be overused. It has the smell of a word that is familiar.