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Synonyms for coykɔɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coy, demure, overmodest(adj)

    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

    coy, 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. coy(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

cie, icra, shy, cbg, timid

Translations for coy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • sfiosRomanian
  • сдержанный, застенчивый, робкий, скромныйRussian
  • nazlı, nazTurkish

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