English version

coy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcoycoy /kΙ”Ιͺ/ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 PRETENDshy or pretending to be shy in order to attract people’s interest πŸ”Š She gave him a coy smile.2 SECRETunwilling to give information about something opp opencoy about πŸ”Š Tania was always coy about her age. β€”coyly adverb β€”coyness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
coyβ€’ Ben thinks Leah is just being coy.β€’ Teresa blushed when she saw me and turned very coy.β€’ Marxist urban politics is now much more coy about all-embracing grand, theoretical claims.β€’ Officials are coy about the details.β€’ Her mother encouraged her to use her feminine charm, to be coy and alluring.β€’ Cbin in hand, feet close together, there was something coy and flirty about her.β€’ Those who go quiet and coy even when offended need to work on this.β€’ He sat like a woman and talked like one, sending coy glances at all of us.β€’ Isabella, the next day, is full of coy importance, saying that Catherine must guess her secret.β€’ There was no twinkle in her eyes and no coy smile on her lips.coy aboutβ€’ Gonzalez was coy about precisely where he's moving.
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