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Synonyms for coy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coy, demure, overmodest(adj)

    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

    overmodest, demure

    bold, immodest, definite

  2. coy(adj)

    showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement

    "a politician coy about his intentions"

    overmodest, demure

    definite, bold, immodest

  3. coy(adj)

    modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

    "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"

    overmodest, demure

    definite, immodest, bold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coy

    shy, reserved, bashful, shrinking, retreating, modest

    bold, forward, rompish, hoydenish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coy(a.)

    modest, diffident, shy, shrinking, timid, bashful, reserved, distant, demure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coy(a)

    shy, modest, retiring, demure, reserved

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cie, icra, shy, cbg, timid

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How to use coy in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    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.

  2. Lamar Alexander:

    I'm not being coy at all. Of course, I'm going to vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch. I'm absolutely outraged about what the Democrats are doing, i will vote to confirm Judge Gorsuch one way or another. One way or the other I'll vote for him. I've said everything I've got to say about it.

  3. David Payne:

    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.

  4. Joe Walsh:

    I'm strongly, strongly considering it. That's -- again, I'm not trying to be cute or coy. I've told you before -- if somebody's going to get in there and go after Joe Walsh... it's got to be done soon.

  5. Cory Booker:

    I'm not going to play coy. I'm sure after the midterm elections, I'll give it a look, but to me, my momentum, my energy, my focus is 2018 and making sure I get re-elected in 2020.

Translations for coy

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  • خجولArabic
  • мълчалив, дискретен, свенлив, сдържан, тих, срамежливBulgarian
  • verschämt, kokett, zurückhaltend, keusch, verlegenGerman
  • timido, recatadoSpanish
  • coi, timideFrench
  • विनीतHindi
  • szégyenlősHungarian
  • schivo, modesto, timidoItalian
  • コイJapanese
  • თავშეკავებული, მორიდებული, მორცხვიGeorgian
  • schuchter, timide, verlegen, koket, bescheiden, discreet, terughoudend, bedeesd, kuisDutch
  • recatadoPortuguese
  • sfiosRomanian
  • сдержанный, застенчивый, робкий, скромныйRussian
  • nazlı, nazTurkish

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