Synonyms for coy

Synonyms for (adj) coy

Synonyms: coy

Definition: modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

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

Similar words: timid

Definition: showing fear and lack of confidence

Synonyms: coy

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

Usage: a politician coy about his intentions

Similar words: indefinite

Definition: vague or not clearly defined or stated

Usage: must you be so indefinite?; amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges; he would not answer so indefinite a proposal

Synonyms: overmodest, coy, demure

Definition: affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

Similar words: modest

Definition: not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

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