Synonym of offish

Alternative for offish

'ɑfɪʃ ,'ɔ- /'ɒf-


lacking cordiality; unfriendly


Cold or unfriendly in nature
aloof distant cold cool remote frosty detached reserved unsociable unfriendly standoffish withdrawn uncommunicative antisocial unclubbable unresponsive asocial unbending standoff frigid chilly dry unapproachable indifferent reticent undemonstrative unwelcoming solitary lukewarm uninterested unenthusiastic apathetic incurious chill offhand annoyed impertinent impudent insolent offended procacious cold-eyed buttoned-up stand-offish formal unforthcoming stiff unemotional retiring icy reclusive taciturn impersonal restrained unsympathetic dispassionate haughty shy secretive quiet austere diffident misanthropic introverted uncompanionable forbidding unfeeling unconcerned self-contained cold-blooded glacial close passionless uncordial wooden clammy demure close-mouthed bashful modest brittle antiseptic gelid backward hostile hard-eyed silent supercilious guarded emotionless conventional eremitic uppity ceremonious cautious private soft-spoken collected inhibited impassive inhospitable retired stuffy disdainful off wintery wintry prim phlegmatic gentle mild serene peaceful noncommittal sedate composed placid coldish frozen disinterested arctic self-restrained casual timid self-effacing media-shy introvert stolid stony unloving inward-looking controlled self-controlled unsocial proud timorous snooty affectless Olympian shrinking snobbish muted rigid sheepish coy recessive tight-lipped laid back laconic stuck-up uncurious thoughtful nongregarious closemouthed dumb cold-hearted laid-back stuck up putting on airs eremetic cold as ice conservative negative half-hearted tepid strait-laced uptight unmoved unaffectionate contained unenthused clinical hesitant superior sober flinty steely constrained unsmiling passive starchy unexcitable stoical impassible stoic numb spiritless unkind hardhearted callous repellent lifeless socially inhibited stony-hearted abstracted removed preoccupied aseptic retreated recluse alienated uninvolved unaffable unamiable cold-shoulder lofty unneighbourly uncongenial hard-hearted cynical ascetic disagreeable hermitlike thick-skinned hard-boiled on ice introspective cold fish lone wolf staid outside rude uncivil mopey mopish unneighborly unpassioned abstract unwilling to mix with other people spacey distrustful inaccessible brooding inapproachable scowling meek indrawn poker-faced mute suspicious antagonistic spaced-out contemplative pensive self-absorbed self-interested insociable arrogant tongue-tied untalkative unconversational out of it short secret mum meditative reflective ruminative inner-directed self-centred mean-looking wordless curt speechless tight-mouthed dark clamlike put on airs keeping people at arm's length mumchance self-centered dried up on the QT buttoned up at a loss for words evasive mom clammed up hush-hush lonely alone companionless friendless cloistered unaccompanied lonesome lone unique singular one one-off sole special isolated only hermitic hermitical by itself by oneself independent stag separate forsaken sui generis lorn self-sufficient on its own unattended all alone out-of-the-way particular deserted unassertive unassuming humble discreet calm self-conscious embarrassed unconfident close-lipped insecure apprehensive unexpressive wary mousy moderate reluctant unpretentious nervous temperate careful unobtrusive tightlipped sententious incommunicable blushing incommunicative fearful stilted sparing uncommunicable chary down-to-earth cagey considerate hushed circumspect unpresuming seemly prudent proper repressed unassured inarticulate unspeaking cool, calm and collected judicious unruffled unflappable chaste nice stern prudish aw-shucks decorous straight heartless subdued imperturbable simple matter-of-fact reasonable zipped uneasy voiceless abashed dour steady measured lowly tactful skittish shamefaced self-possessed tentative unamicable pompous priggish unostentatious withdrawing sensible politic non-communicative dried-up unrevealing level-headed severe unaffected seclusive nonchalant square pure alert heedful rabbity rational gingerly safe deadpan tranquil virginal virtuous watchful vigilant decent attentive calculating flat balanced serious dummied up unsure disciplined in check unimpassioned mannered not talkative faint-hearted businesslike strained insular lost for words hermit-like awkward maidenly unsentimental diplomatic soft enigmatic unpretending unwilling deep afraid coquettish under control still uncomfortable kittenish inconspicuous prissy secluded ungregarious unpleasant polite unboastful ungracious courteous anchoritic eremitical mim insensible puritanical niminy-piminy fogeyish leery overmodest jaundiced affected inimical old-fashioned equable plain solemn insouciant correct neutral discourteous dumbstruck of few words dumbfounded untroubled expressionless toneless hollow dead blank bland vacant uncharitable hateful narrow-minded insensitive objective bottled up ill at ease hardened grouchy strict unexpansive starched playing one's cards close to one's chest prim and proper pococurante impartial discriminating observant precautious nowhere immovable nonemotional fuddy-duddy with reservations stick-in-the-mud easy even warm nonvocal struck dumb on the lookout with eyes peeled of the old school levelheaded soundless saying nothing not saying boo unable to get a word out stony-eyed unexcessive bereft of speech not given to excesses stiff-necked unextreme avoidant unnatural forced costive sullen frustrated deliberate tamed restricted limited brusque vestal unsullied undefiled contrived laboured artificial ungenial girlish doubtful camera-shy arch flirtatious kind punctilious sequestered genuine natural hung up immaculate intact self-doubting uncertain unhappy depressing stodgy ungainly docile ashamed ingenuous ordinary artless unambitious apologetic respectful low-pitched low muffled hushful low-keyed simpering dubious blenching flinching unpoised low-key unaggressive hard fierce discouraging off-putting unnoticeable low-profile labored not forward monastic exact precise cowering weak-kneed trembling quaking cool-headed hard-headed not forthcoming complacent perfunctory unimposing contemptuous withering unagitated inflexible uninquiring zipped one's lips have tight chops lacking courage easily frightened unimpressionable unfazed inscrutable secluse hermetic official bureaucratic inhuman keeping a low profile disinclined loath hesitating wavering indisposed ladylike respectable unprejudiced uncommitted unbiased cryptic wise strategic obdurate inexpressive listless coldhearted marble uncompassionate blah sceptical self-deprecating free from vanity hiding one's light under a bushel wouldn't say boo to a goose innocent pokerfaced wimpish mousey yellow gutless tremulous chicken fainthearted scary fearsome yellow-bellied sissy trepidatious featureless colorless soulless gray colourless grey equal uncolored depersonalised faceless candid depersonalized nondiscriminatory anonymous monolithic resigned undercover backstairs covert sly furtive feline mysterious intelligent judgmatical judgmatic discerning stable tolerant regular silentious unheard unimpressible insusceptible goody-goody old-maidish buttoning up clamming up hidden mum's the word tight chops zipping one's lips buttoning one's lip malevolent shut away straight arrow by the numbers shocked sagacious softly-softly kid-glove delicate lenient abstinent peaceable straight-faced indurated inexcitable averse astounded under wraps inobtrusive nonaggressive corked up in charge chilled on a leash in control of yourself closed up in private in chambers in privacy pessimistic inhumane earnest aghast dazed thunderstruck amazed awake civil worldly-wise faint cowardly shuddering recreant poor-spirited frightened scared considered not excessive compromising strictly business cold turkey dependable settled reliable in the background in the dark sober-minded benign even-tempered sobersided gobsmacked flabbergasted selfish sarcastic hating egoistic sardonic egotistical misanthropical shell-shocked along for the ride going with the flow rolling with the punches on lookout having foresight not rash dumbstricken obmutescent playing your cards close to your chest mature anxious troubled skeptical knocked for six cool as cucumber astonished aphonic hit for six like a clam poised responsible sound carefree secure restless tense discomposed edgy unsettled unperturbed blithe surly sour good full of common sense well balanced calculable serious-minded unswerving having both feet on the ground medium comfortable checked regulated constant curbed relaxed perturbed unrelaxed bothered nervy jittery antsy mindful provident aware unworried deadly musty conformist aggressive ill-natured suspecting scrupulous shrewd forethoughtful unquiet discomforted disquieted discomfited devil-may-care happy-go-lucky humourless fusty quarrelsome unanxious old-fogeyish nasty keeping a weather eye on all ears walking on egg shells thinking twice keeping on one's toes handling with kid gloves on your guard belt-and-braces watching one's step watching out walking on eggs on your toes taking it slow playing safe hedging one's bets on the qui vive on guard on the watch with one's eyes peeled genteel narrow magisterial fetid straitlaced important self-important hot bloated humorless puffy foetid Victorian smug smoky smelly careless lighthearted slaphappy gay lightsome oblivious debonair doubting antipathetic menacing adversary obnoxious mortal impolite adversarial unmannerly lacking social skills on edge verecund blushful recoiling nonplussed cross ill-disposed against conflicting opposite estranged malicious disaffected malignant spiteful competitive unpromising contrary warlike vengeful acrimonious opposed censorious combative grudging gruff unbothered not bothered forgetful feckless inattentive lackadaisical blind supine deaf without a care in the world at ease not giving a toss heedless undisturbed negligent undaunted easily embarrassed non-committal as dry as dust vague not on speaking terms overcareful canny overcautious


Easily offended or shocked, especially by sexual matters
prudish prim puritanical Victorian formal niminy-piminy old-maidish priggish prissy schoolmarmish starchy strait-laced stuffy moralistic puritan bluenosed demure goody-goody governessy mimsy narrow-minded nice-nelly old-maid overmodest overnice proper schoolmistressy squeamish straightlaced straitlaced affected artificial austere bigoted conventional fastidious finicky genteel Grundyish illiberal mincing narrow overexact precise pretentious rigid rigorous scrupulous severe simpering square stern stiff stilted uptight prim and proper nice strict fussy smug conservative moral fuddy-duddy punctilious pompous stick-in-the-mud particular tight-laced pernickety Pecksniffian straight staid respectable polite old-fashioned decorous correct refined self-righteous precious of the old school sententious sanctimonious shockable censorious sedate upright holier-than-thou overparticular po-faced pedantic self-satisfied choosy honourable honorable ceremonious delicate square-toed conforming seemly meticulous dignified nit-picking snobbish gentlemanly sober mannerly decent courteous befitting ladylike fogeyish goody-two-shoes virtuous reserved well-mannered de rigueur ascetic overscrupulous forbidding pietistic pious fanatical disapproving hair-shirt spartan timid prude Pharisaic abstemious abstinent timorous niggly hypocritical complacent vain pi epicene straight-laced god-fearing unctuous PC overcautious blue-nose cleanly good dapper stickling ceremonial spic-and-span spruce wooden stodgy conscientious principled becoming politically correct goody two-shoes namby-pamby mannered starched solemn old-womanish upstanding high-minded fit right stiff-necked suitable modest fitting righteous ethical right-minded orthodox done impersonal deadly musty conformist in line comme il faut by the book meet comely by the numbers humourless fusty old-fogeyish foetid self-important hot bloated warm fetid arrogant smoky supercilious humorless as dry as dust smelly magisterial important puffy discriminating picky dainty demanding discerning sensitive critical exacting inflexible fine cultured finical pure persnickety sharp choosey keen selective cultivated perceptive faddy fussbudgety faddish finicking perfectionist acute careful elegant polished hypercritical nitpicking overdelicate hard to please over-particular difficult to please impossible to please nit-picky sophisticated civil courtly urbane stylish well-bred civilized gracious couth accomplished well bred posh well mannered distingué fashionable chivalrous patronising ostentatious confined la-di-da civilised intolerant hollow patronizing well-behaved snooty discreet graceful condescending appropriate accepted distinguished gallant apt stately traditional tasteful noble tactful imposing august exact majestic classy gentle acceptable approved presentable standard official restrained venerable suave respectful aristocratic regal religious established apposite smart regular customary usual worthy pukka painstaking compatible in good taste thorough accurate congruous respected done thing diligent lofty superior ordinary attentive imperial traditionalist impressive affable highbrow composed proud well behaved studious debonair obliging doctrinal detailed mathematical methodical deferential serious grand magnificent ultra-careful imperious portly button-down diplomatic hair-splitting bien pensant straight arrow just so educated circumspect OK protocol in order charming valid impeccable finished magnanimous ritual handsome womanly prudent deliberate measured felicitous applicable fitted royal developed suited politic cavalier close exhaustive tip-top top-notch pretty adulatory complimentary high-bred highbred flattering preux studied pinpoint judicious welcome happy well-respected high-class well-placed upper-class grandiose hairline congenial consonant timely consistent pleasing fair forced honest de règle spot-on slow-moving reputable admirable the done thing in keeping laboured unnatural strained trustworthy genial cordial pleasant kind seasonable clean-living frigid unrelaxed icy considerate thoughtful neat above board tidy estimable complaisant labored au fait creditable moderate redoubtable sublime well-thought-of mediocre redoubted of good repute bourgeois well spoken soft-spoken well brought up well-spoken highly regarded suburban parochial Pooterish Biedermeier dogmatic exalted laborious lordly kingly small-town assiduous conscionable observant formalistic overconscientious heedful punctual eminent unbending received sombre highfalutin' great somber grave nifty unsympathetic aloof remote unfriendly detached haughty popular common right on good eye withdrawn unsocial reticent antisocial unforthcoming unresponsive undemonstrative unapproachable uncommunicative taciturn recognized mainstream normal self-respecting authoritative prevailing canonical authorized prevalent traditionalistic familiar ultraconservative unprogressive reactionary unheretical unoriginal buttoned-down hidebound mossbacked old-line old-school standpat die-hard acknowledged brassbound paleoconservative archconservative well established kosher routine derivative well-established keeping people at arm's length stand-offish legitimate authorised sanctioned admitted recognised rightful sound according to the book


Showing haughty disregard
cavalier haughty offhand arrogant lofty lordly supercilious condescending casual curt disdainful insolent scornful dismissive indifferent insouciant patronising patronizing unconcerned uninterested contemptuous discourteous rude unceremonious uncivil abrupt assumptive brusque bumptious chesty cursory glib hifalutin high-and-mighty highfalutin high-handed high-hat huffish huffy imperious important masterful off overweening peremptory perfunctory pompous presuming presumptuous pretentious self-asserting self-assertive sniffy stiff-necked superior terse toploftical toplofty ungracious uppish uppity pococurante take-it-or-leave-it careless inconsiderate overbearing proud snooty snotty aloof cool distant impolite standoffish conceited snobbish cocky egotistic self-important high and mighty stuck-up egotistical smug vain vainglorious prideful overconfident hoity-toity boastful domineering toffee-nosed audacious swaggering brash bossy snobby puffed up narcissistic opinionated bold self-satisfied impudent immodest affected forward bigheaded self-opinionated pushy egoistic magisterial egoistical pontifical cocksure bragging fancy-pants swellheaded self-centered self-conceited cheeky hubristic blustering swollen-headed self-centred snippy ostentatious selfish bloated brazen self-confident autocratic impertinent nonchalant egocentric elitist dictatorial assuming confident biggity self-affected self-promoting self-engrossed self-congratulatory self-contented self-adulatory self-glorifying full of oneself biggety grandiose assured stuck up sneering self-assured brassy mocking authoritarian saucy la-di-da apathetic complacent contumelious big-headed blasé detached sassy scoffing lackadaisical breezy self-serving self-righteous cold-shoulder know-it-all orgulous holier-than-thou blusterous full of yourself tyrannical heedless despotic disinterested uncaring nervy officious fresh disrespectful pontificating showy dominating flippant smarty laid-back airy on high horse easy-going on your high horse jumped up wise guy devil-may-care on an ego trip free and easy too big for your boots regardless oppressive derisive above oneself smart insulting withering sententious gracious malapert heavy-handed easygoing stiff foolhardy rash disparaging slighting strutting wise persnickety posh jeering belittling pert pushful overhasty precipitate hasty abhorrent impetuous portentous relaxed swanky lax carefree informal aristocratic puffy full of contempt stuffy boasting loose happy-go-lucky flaunting high-minded la-de-da sure too big for one's breeches too big for one's boots self-respecting putting on airs braggart self-complacent self-flattering self-applauding extraverted bombastic self-loving braggy self-pleased unreserved self-gratulatory self-dramatizing blustery extroverted uninhibited stooping arbitrary vaunting unmoved exclusive inflated poncey windy trivializing obnoxious loud potty ritzy highhanded ambitious denigrating undemocratic refined willful rigid inflexible wilful anti-democratic repressive high trivialising on one's high horse bullish familiar free overbold brassbound honourable honorable lukewarm arch offensively self-assertive commanding wiseguy overfamiliar slack incurious blithe previous premature pleased with yourself insensible uncurious self-aggrandizing reserved ironhanded dominant grand spectacular flatulent highfaluting magnificent splendid exaggerated flowery overstated presumptive remote flip tony unabashed on a high horse brazen-faced improper inappropriate shameless boldfaced barefaced procacious unblushing throwing one's weight around bold-faced rejecting contemning averse despising antipathetic turning up your nose at unsympathetic scouting looking down your nose at repudiating high falutin coercive bullying high-flown smart-alecky tyrannous autocratical overproud authoritative tyrannic dogmatic throwing one's weight about lording it iron-handed consequential preponderant imperial imperative demanding regnant ascendant prevalent couldn't-care-less blowing one's own horn reckless irresponsible daredevil derisory precipitous incautious unheeding impulsive imprudent over-venturesome headlong hot-headed over-adventurous harum-scarum wild unthinking death-or-glory madcap unwise hare-brained taunting hell-for-leather kamikaze untroubled unworried unstudied artless demeaning scathing degrading derogative snide depreciative denigratory detractive derogatory decrying pejorative uncomplimentary depreciatory deprecatory denigrative tearaway temerarious effortless leisurely superficial impassive light languid disimpassioned inattentive negligent indolent simple hard-nosed hard temperamental sardonic disapproving upstage opprobrious high hat dog it laid back


Impolite, rude or bad-mannered
uncivil impolite rude discourteous bad-mannered disrespectful ill-mannered unmannerly gruff ill-bred impertinent insulting surly ungracious boorish brusque churlish uncouth curt impudent unchivalrous ungallant coarse offhand sharp short sullen tart ungentlemanly vulgar bearish inconsiderate loutish oafish off rough thoughtless uncalled-for unhandsome unladylike unmannered flip fresh abrupt blunt gross mannerless uncultured unfriendly unpolished unrefined grumpy crabbed bad-tempered crusty ill-tempered ill-natured laconic taciturn crotchety crabby bluff grouchy no-nonsense tetchy sour short-tempered cross unceremonious ill-humoured nasty morose impatient snappy angry saturnine snippy ill-humored boisterous crude truculent insolent indelicate offensive crass abusive graceless insensitive harsh uncultivated uncivilized ignorant indecorous tasteless brash contemptuous unpleasant common uncivilised tactless cheeky disparaging roughneck lowbred disdainful terse audacious unkind contumelious undiplomatic presumptuous derogatory derisive disagreeable raffish incult lowbrow inelegant improper low rugged insensible uncharitable profane indecent lippy snappish short-spoken foul bold brusk illiberal brief scornful brisk rustic insubordinate irritable downright malapert disgracious cocky brutish unsympathetic degrading out-of-line raunchy dour blasphemous cavalier hurtful saucy sassy uncomplimentary testy mean foul-mouthed irreverent rough-hewn forward scurrilous unsophisticated base smart-alecky moody dirty raw obscene filthy direct cloddish clumsy awkward peremptory savage crisp lewd bawdy impure loud wounding immodest inappropriate shameless affronting pert matter-of-fact objectionable brazen misbehaved barbaric caustic nervy brassy sulky gauche uncaring underbred cheap impetuous ribald cruel clownish unseemly barbarian unfeeling sacrilegious impious glum obnoxious ungenteel touchy arrogant pouting inhuman vituperative unsociable aweless slighting barbarous monosyllabic brutal indiscreet petulant smutty pouty outspoken low-bred mopey to the point bad loud-mouthed explicit unacceptable plain-spoken off-color upsetting shocking badly behaved abrasive snippety irascible sarcastic denigratory belittling pejorative mean-spirited vulgarian defamatory tacky brazen-faced classless primitive bitter unhelpful cantankerous humiliating hostile ornery arch wise bold-faced cocksure brassbound inaffable personal unsubtle iconoclastic malicious blue flippant inhospitable ungainly clodhopping displeasing vicious cussed unthinking unperceptive procacious smart overbearing immoral untactful frank yobbish indignant peevish pithy hard ugly uncompromising unconsiderate intrusive disgusting salacious provocative exceptionable perverse unsuitable inurbane scandalous impolitic philistine gloomy resentful glowering smart alecky stark callous risqué naughty incongruous provoking unamiable irreverential unhallowed ungodly unholy inept heartless provincial hasty repulsive frowning sourpussed unresponsive uncommunicative vexing reprehensible unsavory vile wanton distasteful catty sordid suggestive unvirtuous censurable ill Neanderthal brooding joyless embittered uptight sulking stroppy unsavoury undesirable unclean querulous out of line in bad taste unchaste X-rated bloody-minded out of humour out of sorts beyond the pale calling a spade a spade ill-behaved uncourteous pointed decisive unfortunate obloquious acerbic earthy lowdown and dirty scatological selfish self-centered clipped businesslike scathing violent berating reproachful reviling mannish manlike tomboyish unfeminine unwomanly hoydenish wild succinct concise imperious dusty lacking civility bad mannered plebby mortifying breviloquent vituperatory calumniating barefaced imperative breezy magisterial off-base dictatorial sketchy unfilial profanatory ungentlemanlike Philistine scatologic heathen plebeian depreciating deprecatory uneducated antisocial hooligan backward immature common as muck tough put down parochial slanderous discrediting libellous libelous severe asocial self-centred tawdry fractious gawky hick hillbilly backwoods heathenish natural forbidding fierce stern stiff austere roughcast grim agrestic cross-grained polite miserly unneighborly prickly scowling choleric slobbish ridiculing biting careless unsettling vilifying unwholesome colloquial sickening unutterable untutored intimidating louring grievous steely shrewish splenetic chippy bilious dyspeptic intolerant flinty onerous ungentle heavy artless hardhanded oppressive unthoughtful heedless unconcerned unmindful deplorable unwelcome abhorrent contemptible insufferable repugnant humourless humorless curmudgeonly unpolitic rash imprudent injudicious unwise inadvisable murderous lowering brass-necked undignified unsmiling moping insupportable intolerable out of order straightforward forthright annoying irritating unfair reckless incautious spiteful untoward stupid bungling blundering maladroit heavy-handed acid prying inquisitive interfering meddling meddlesome nosy incorrect loose inapposite inapt unbecoming wrong candid unequivocal uncalled for unfit unhappy amiss unapt unfitting infelicitous malapropos point-blank off base unaccommodating exasperating speaking as one finds mouthy bald upfront bare simple unadorned malevolent trenchant unvarnished unembellished hard-hitting undisguised unqualified galling embarrassing yokelish bounderish pitiless hard-hearted snide ruthless compassionless ill-advised sardonic taunting satirical uncooperative honest outrageous cold-hearted shabby merciless unamenable obstructive straight-talking not mincing one's words straight-shooting speaking one's mind not beating about the bush pulling no punches straight from the shoulder out of the way out of place out of keeping ungenerous unkindly detestable inflexible unreasonable difficult unobliging trailer-park unchristian hardhearted beastly scoffing sneering inhumane coldhearted hateful cold-blooded sadistic malignant unyielding quizzical ironical ironic derisory uncongenial not nice not afraid to call a spade a spade teasing satiric disobliging contrary debased jeering mocking racy taboo hard-core lecherous profligate ignoble questionable licentious rakish libidinous randy odious colourful adult mucky grubby lascivious grimy off colour gamy near the knuckle spicy colorful nudge-nudge low-down-and-dirty fruity

Antonym of offish

offish Idiom, Proverb

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