coy, demure, overmodest(adj)
affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
"a politician coy about his intentions"
modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures
"like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
shrinking from approach or familiarity; reserved; bashful; shy; modest; -- usually applied to women, sometimes with an implication of coquetry
soft; gentle; hesitating
to allure; to entice; to decoy
to caress with the hand; to stroke
to behave with reserve or coyness; to shrink from approach or familiarity
to make difficulty; to be unwilling
Coy is a town in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 116 at the 2000 census, making it the smallest incorporated community within the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as one of the smallest in the state. The town is served by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Little Rock.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
koy, adj. modest: bashful: shy.—v.t. (Shak.) to caress: (Shak.) to disdain.—adj. Coy′ish, somewhat coy.—adv. Coy′ishly.—n. Coy′ishness.—adv. Coy′ly.—n. Coy′ness. [Fr. coi—L. quietus, quiet.]
The numerical value of COY in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of COY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I don't want to be coy. The prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran.
I don't want to be coy -- the prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran's sanctions.
Cowtown Rodeo and The Harris Family extend our heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Coy Lutz Family for the tragic loss of their son, Coy.
Therefore I am determined to go to Washington and present Israel's position before the members of Congress and the American people. i don't want to be coy -- the prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran's sanctions.
If … Christie or Kasich decide to get in the race, they would instantly command more attention and more money than most of the individuals who have already filed their official paperwork, late summer 2015 will clear up all this confusion about who’s actually running and who our top candidates are in the early primary states. ... If you’re a candidate who’s still playing it coy in August, it will be too late for you.
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- мълчалив, дискретен, свенлив, сдържан, тих, срамежливBulgarian
- verschämt, kokett, zurückhaltend, keusch, verlegenGerman
- timido, recatadoSpanish
- coi, timideFrench
- schivo, modesto, timidoItalian
- თავშეკავებული, მორიდებული, მორცხვიGeorgian
- schuchter, timide, verlegen, koket, bescheiden, discreet, terughoudend, bedeesd, kuisDutch
- сдержанный, застенчивый, робкий, скромныйRussian
- nazlı, nazTurkish
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