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Meaning & Definition of Coy in English

English

Coy

/kɔɪ/

adjective

1. Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

    synonym:
  • coy
  • ,
  • demure
  • ,
  • overmodest

2. Showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement

  • "A politician coy about his intentions"
    synonym:
  • coy

3. Modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures

  • "Like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
    synonym:
  • coy