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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The affectation of being demure in a provocative way.

Usage examples (32)
  • So far our search for that coyness which is an ingredient of modern love has been in vain.
  • The kind of coyness which she had displayed had been the very infatuation of feminine imbecility.
  • They make the capture a sequence of "coyness," whereas in truth the coyness (if it may be so called) is a result of capture.
  • She knew nothing of coyness, caprice or mannerisms. for more
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