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Definition of 'coy'

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

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