Restraint and Standoffishness


Restraint noun - The checking of one's true feelings and impulses when dealing with others.

Standoffishness and restraint are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Standoffishness" instead a noun "Restraint".


Standoffishness noun - A disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner.
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Synonyms for Standoffishness

Restraint and standoffishness are semantically related. You can use "Restraint" instead a noun "Standoffishness".
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