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coy

coy

 
 
pronunciation:
koI
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: artfully shy or retiring; demurely flirtatious.
She was being coy, but he didn't find it charming this time when he needed a straight answer to his question.
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.
similar words:
close-mouthed, reserved, reticent, tight-lipped
derivations: coyly (adv.), coyness (n.)