coyness


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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 might come here sometimes, perhaps, to see you,' said Mary, plaiting the table-cloth in assumed coyness, 'if you would do me a favour.
He captures Peter's boyish charm and coyness perfectly.
But whereas IS ("State of Sinai"), and other Jihadist outfits, such as the Revolutionary Punishment and Ajnad Masr, continue to show a political coyness, that currency is in short supply on the regime's side.
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.
Comments attributed to the France international have suggested his frustration and even agitation for a move having only arrived in the summer (his coyness from conversing in English means it is diffi-cult to substantiate) but he can let his performances do the talking from here on in.
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.
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.
In addition, the parents should speak the pure language at home without feeling coyness in that.
I have all the name, fame and money but what was needed was love, which I found in Vijay," said Mallika, revealing uncharacteristic coyness before announcing the name of the winner.
Fine, but strange coyness after volunteering to both do it and talk about it on national television.
This coyness [in revealing Thea's secret] prevents us from getting to know and like her, and it makes DiSclafani's attempts to create drama feel contrived.