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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Shy. Also: pretending to be shy.

Usage examples (35)
  • The child appeared coy but was really planning her next adventure.
  • Like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled
  • A politician coy about his intentions
  • Regardless of where and when, I’d answer, again coy, “No, I write books.” for more
Tutoring comment
  • Don't be "coy" (hesitant to reveal one's ideas or plans) about your new "koi" (carp) pond.
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