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1. coy

adjective. ['ˈkɔɪ'] affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way.

Synonyms

  • modest
  • overmodest

Antonyms

  • unlimited
  • superior
  • proud

Etymology

  • coi (French)

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Example sentences of the word coy


1. Verb, past participle
Don't refrain or be coy about your objective.

2. Adjective
They are coy, and you never really know what they’re thinking about.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Combine it with a coy smile and a subtle tilt of the head.

2. coy

adjective. ['ˈkɔɪ'] showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement.

Antonyms

  • immodesty

Etymology

  • coi (French)

3. coy

adjective. ['ˈkɔɪ'] modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures.

Antonyms

  • indecent

Etymology

  • coi (French)
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