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English definition of “coy”

coy

adjective [-er/-est only]    /kɔɪ/
acting shy , uncertain , or unwilling to say much, often in order to increase interest in something by keeping back information about it: McIntyre is coy about his future in football . coyly    /ˈkɔɪ·li/ adverb [not gradable] She smiled coyly.
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