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Synonyms for coy

not forward but reticent or reserved in manner

given to flirting

Synonyms for coy

affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

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showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement

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modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

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The coyest premise belonged to Todd Graf's Camp, which looks at a bunch of nerds who spend summer in a camp for budding performers.
Fair maiden town, that in rich Thetis' arms Hast still been fostered since thy first foundation, Whose glorious beauty calls unnumbered swarms Of rarest spirits from each foreign nation, And yet (sole wonder to all Europe's ears, Most lovely nymph that ever Neptune got) In all this space of thirteen hundred years Thy virgin's state ambition ne'er could blot; Now I prognosticate thy ruinous case, When thou shalt from thy Adriatic seas View in this ocean isle thy painted face In these pure colours, coyest eyes to please.
Now I prognosticate thy ruinous case When thou shalt from thy Adriatique seas, View in this Ocean Isle thy painted face, In these pure colours coyest eyes to please, Then gazing in thy shadowes peereles eye, Enamour'd like Narcissus thou shalt dye.