Please tell me if the following is a grammatically correct useage of the word "standoffish":
If your classmates think you standoffish, you will seldom be included in their after school plans.
I have an excerpt from a story, title unknown. It reads as follows:
"Betty Marie knew that corps de ballet dancers, the dancers who performed as a group but had no solo parts, thought her standoffish."
Please help explain.
Last edited by shifra; 27-Sep-2005 at 00:58.
It's fine to me. Someone who is standoffish doesn't mix much with other people, and is seen as rather haughty.
Yes, it is good usage.
Originally Posted by shifra