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coy

 
 
pronunciation:
koI
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: artfully shy or retiring; playfully but calculatingly reticent.
She was being coy, but he didn't find it charming this time when he needed a straight answer to his question."I haven't the slightest idea what you're talking about," he replied in a coy manner.
synonyms:
demure
similar words:
flirtatious
definition 2: timid or modest.
He was surprisingly coy about his accomplishments.
synonyms:
bashful, demure, modest, shy, timid
antonyms:
brazen, pert
similar words:
diffident, retiring
definition 3: unwilling to reveal one's intentions; evasive.
Don't be coy with me; I need to know what you plan to do.
similar words:
close-mouthed, evasive, reserved, reticent, tight-lipped
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derivations: coyly (adv.), coyness (n.)