HyperDic: coy

English > 3 senses of the word coy:
ADJECTIVEallcoy, demure, overmodestaffectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
allcoyshowing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
allcoymodestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
coy > pronunciation
Soundskoy'
Rhymesdecoy
English > coy: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningaffectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way.
Synonymsdemure, overmodest
Broadermodestnot offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
Spanishrecatado, reservado, tímido
Catalanreservat, tímid
Nounscoynessthe affectation of being demure in a provocative way
Adverbscoylyin a coy manner
English > coy: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningshowing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement.
Example"a politician coy about his intentions"
Broaderindefinitevague or not clearly / clearly / clearly defined or stated
Spanishevasivo
Nounscoynessthe affectation of being demure in a provocative way
English > coy: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningmodestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures.
Example"like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
Broadertimidshowing fear and lack of confidence
Spanishtímido
Catalantímid

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