Definition of 'coy'
- affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
Synonyms: demure overmodest
- showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"
- modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"