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Synonyms for coy

Adjective

1. coy, demure, overmodest, modest (vs. immodest)
usage: affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
2. coy, indefinite (vs. definite)
usage: showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"
3. coy, timid (vs. bold)
usage: modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
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