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Synonyms for coy
kɔɪcoy

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. coy

    Synonyms:
    shy, reserved, bashful, shrinking, retreating, modest

    Antonyms:
    bold, forward, rompish, hoydenish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. coy, demure, overmodestadjective

    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

    Synonyms:
    overmodest, demure

    Antonyms:
    bold, immodest, definite

  2. coyadjective

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

    "a politician coy about his intentions"

    Synonyms:
    overmodest, demure

    Antonyms:
    definite, bold, immodest

  3. coyadjective

    modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

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

    Synonyms:
    overmodest, demure

    Antonyms:
    definite, immodest, bold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. coyadjective

    Synonyms:
    shy, modest, retiring, demure, reserved

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "coy":

    cie, icra, shy, cbg, timid

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#21238shrinking
#29815coy
#30134cie
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#48749retreating
#74473bashful
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#82994demure

How to use coy in a sentence?

  1. The Rodeo:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Barack Obama:

    I don't want to be coy. The prime minister and I have a very real difference around Iran.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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