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    standoffish

    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.

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    Re: standoffish

    It's fine to me. Someone who is standoffish doesn't mix much with other people, and is seen as rather haughty.

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    Re: standoffish

    Quote Originally Posted by shifra
    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.
    Yes, it is good usage.

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