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Meaning of “coy” - Learner’s Dictionary

coy

adjective     /kɔɪ/
NO INFORMATION
not wanting to give people information about something: Nigel's very coy about how much he earns.Secrecy and privacy
SHY
pretending to be shy: a coy lookShy and modestAnxious and worried
coyly adverb
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