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Synonyms for coyness

Synonyms for coyness

an awkwardness or lack of self-confidence in the presence of others

Synonyms for coyness

the affectation of being demure in a provocative way


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Then, as though her heart had said, "Is coyness longer necessary?
I saw her, a most beautiful little creature, with the cloudless blue eyes, that had looked into my childish heart, turned laughingly upon another child of Minnie's who was playing near her; with enough of wilfulness in her bright face to justify what I had heard; with much of the old capricious coyness lurking in it; but with nothing in her pretty looks, I am sure, but what was meant for goodness and for happiness, and what was on a good and happy course.
Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane's pre-match coyness on the matter did little to quash the chatter, but naming Bale in the starting line-up did.
Real Madrid chief Zidane's prematch coyness did little to quash the chatter, but naming Bale in the starting line-up did.
Former Prime Minister David Cameron said our coyness about the flag was "an intrinsic part of being British".
The coyness of the gesture (did anything about this setup suggest either a domestic space or the open-armed welcome of a close friend?
Duterte had disguised his tilt to China while gaming his way to the presidency, even feigning initial coyness.
IN the light of Donald Trump's recent remarks relating to his ability to attract certain women have we forgotten the following; men are often attracted to women by their beauty, their figure, flirtatiousness, coyness and sometimes even secrecy and these attributes also attract women to men.
Her uncharacteristic coyness in saying independence "may well be" the best option in those terms betrays the fact she knows it would offer just one certainty - greater uncertainty and even more instability.
If Cameron continues his maidenly coyness at preelection debates, then this gag could be wheeled out again, Cameron's likeness be propped upon his vacant dais - a large steamed steakandkidney pudding oozing gravy over its blueandwhite gingham boilingcloth collar would t the bill.
Coyness is not in Christie's repertoire, so regarding his 2016 intentions he says he will decide in 2015 and meanwhile will not disguise the obvious -- that he is doing spade work that prepares the ground for a possible presidential run.
There was a coyness about Alastair Cook and his team's response to overdue success - understandable on at least two counts even after Moeen Ali and James Anderson's wickets hurried them home by 266 runs with two sessions to spare.
Still, let's not Microsoft's coyness get in the way aACAo let's do our best to tease the figures apart, and look at some figures from some other sources, to see just how the Xbox One is doing, Extremetech reported.
Seven naked heavens stretching lazily and with unmatched coyness in full view of the crowds lined up begging for a loving look.
In addition, the parents should speak the pure language at home without feeling coyness in that.