coy definition

  • adjective:
    • maintaining stay away from people and personal circumstances; set aside.
    • Affectedly and usually flirtatiously bashful or small. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • Annoyingly reluctant to create dedication.
    • Bashful, bashful, retiring.
    • Quiet, reserved, moderate.
    • unwilling to give details about anything sensitive and painful; notably prudish.
    • Pretending shyness or modesty, particularly in an insincere or flirtatious method.
    • smooth, gentle, hesitating
    • Quiet; however.
    • Shrinking from method or familiarity; set aside; bashful; shy; moderate; -- usually put on ladies, often with an implication of coquetry.
    • Soft; gentle; hesitating.
    • looking after avoid people and personal situations; set aside.
    • Affectedly and in most cases flirtatiously bashful or modest. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • Annoyingly unwilling to make a consignment.
    • Bashful, shy, retiring.
    • calm, reserved, small.
    • Reluctant to offer information regarding one thing sensitive; particularly prudish.
    • Pretending shyness or modesty, especially in an insincere or flirtatious method.
    • showing marked and sometimes playful or annoying evasiveness or reluctance to produce an absolute or committing declaration
    • modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
    • Soft, gentle, hesitating
    • affectedly moderate or timid especially in a playful or provocative means
    • Quiet; nonetheless.
    • Shrinking from approach or familiarity; set aside; bashful; shy; small; -- often put on ladies, often with an implication of coquetry.
    • Soft; gentle; hesitating.
    • showing noticeable and sometimes playful or annoying evasiveness or reluctance which will make a definite or committing statement
    • modestly or warily rejecting techniques or overtures
    • affectedly modest or timid especially in a playful or provocative method
  • verb:
    • (obsolete) To caress, dog; to coax, entice
    • (obsolete) To relax or soothe
    • (outdated) To caress, animal; to coax, entice
    • (obsolete) To soothe or soothe
  • noun:
    • A trap from which waterfowl might hunted.
    • A stroke or noise meant to coy or calm an animal, as a horse; a soothing noise or utterance.
    • A decoy. See decoy, n.
    • A cage or pen for lobsters.
    • A trap from where waterfowl could be hunted.
    • A stroke or noise designed to coy or calm an animal, as a horse; a soothing sound or utterance.
    • A decoy. See decoy, n.
    • A cage or pen for lobsters.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To allure; to entice; to decoy.
    • To caress with the hand; to swing.
    • To allure; to entice; to decoy.
    • To caress utilizing the hand; to stroke.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To behave with book or coyness; to shrink from method or expertise.
    • which will make trouble; to-be hesitant.
    • To behave with book or coyness; to shrink from method or familiarity.
    • which will make trouble; become reluctant.
  • others:
    • calm; however.
    • Manifesting modesty; shrinking from expertise; bashful; bashful; retiring.
    • Disposed to repel advances; disdainful.
    • Synonyms Shrinking, distant, bashful, backward, diffident, demure.
    • To quiet; soothe.
    • To caress aided by the hand; stroke caressingly.
    • To coax; allure; entice; decoy. See decoy, v.
    • is coy; behave with coyness or bashfulness; shrink from expertise: with an indefinite it.
    • to help make difficulty; be slow or reluctant.
    • Quiet; nevertheless.
    • Manifesting modesty; shrinking from familiarity; bashful; bashful; retiring.
    • Disposed to repel improvements; disdainful.
    • Synonyms Shrinking, distant, bashful, backward, diffident, demure.
    • To quiet; soothe.
    • To caress using hand; stroke caressingly.
    • To coax; allure; entice; decoy. See decoy, v.
    • To be coy; behave with coyness or bashfulness; shrink from familiarity: with an indefinite it.
    • to produce trouble; be sluggish or unwilling.

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