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coy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of coy

  1. 1 affecting shyness or modesty in order to attract masculine interest <not wanting him to know that she was interested in him, she acted very coy at the dance> Synonyms coquettish, demure, kittenish Related Words flirtatious, flirty, girlish; goody-goody, governessy, overmodest, priggish, prim, prudish Antonyms uncoy

  2. 2 not comfortable around people <a coy toddler who hides whenever anyone comes to the house> Synonyms backward, bashful, shy, demure, diffident, introverted, modest, recessive, retiring, self-effacing, sheepish, withdrawnRelated Words antisocial, lone, lone-wolf, unsociable, unsocial; awkward, embarrassed, self-conscious, unadventurous, unassertive, unenterprising; inhibited, reserved, uneasy, uptightNear Antonyms boon, clubbable (also clubable), companionable, convivial, gregarious, sociable, social; bold, dashing, forceful; brash, forward, overbold, uninhibited, unreservedAntonyms extroverted (also extraverted), immodest, outgoing




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