Adjective(1) affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way(2) showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement(3) modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
(1) He wasn't so coy that he didn't realize he was a star.(2) For a women who takes her clothes off for a living, Ms Deneuve is a bit coy .(3) She is coy about how much is in the coffers, but says ACT is aiming to match what it spent in 2002.(4) She's coy enough to curdle butter, looking up at him from under her lashes.(5) One reporter decided to be less coy and actually used the word ' groin ' in his copy!(6) But even those who decide to play coy won't have long to wait.(7) True, she's as coy and feminine as she wants to be.(8) Wilder remained coy about his own political beliefs, at least publicly.(9) Everyone else acts coy , stupid, and young throughout the rest of episode.(10) "He seemed a bit coy and shy about it and he didn't even want any thanks.(11) Yet he proves coy about his contract intentions.(12) Her smile was coy , and she playfully tilted her head, an inquisitive glimmer in her eyes.(13) The company pleads competitive sensitivity for being so coy on this.(14) Adrienne was playing coy and quiet, wearing a look of supreme contentment on her face.(15) "Because it's, um, embarrassing, " I said, trying to act so coy .(16) This was no time to be coy about asking for money.
(1) coy :: coy
1. arch ::
4. flirtatious ::
5. kittenish ::
6. demure ::
7. shy ::
8. modest ::
9. bashful ::
10. reticent ::
11. diffident ::
12. self-effacing ::
14. timid ::
Different Formscoed, coeds, coy, coyer, coyest, coyly, coyness
Word Example from TV Shows
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There's the COY smile.
The Big Bang Theory Season 7, Episode 7
- I promise it won't happen...
- Don't be COY with me, you little whore.
Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 7
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