Definition of coquettish in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈkɛtɪʃ/


Behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attraction; flirtatious: a coquettish grin
More example sentences
  • In common with Alcoholics Anonymous, the manual encourages her to face up to the extent of her mendacity and list her lies, an exercise which allows Porter to go through a series of coquettish and flirty set pieces.
  • The bedroom scenes with a playful and coquettish Cariola show the duchess and Antonio's fragile happiness and the sensuality of their love.
  • Benatar had a rough-hewn sexuality; John was coquettish and irksomely cute.
flirtatious, flirty, provocative, seductive, inviting, amorous, kittenish, coy, arch, teasing, playful, frisky, flighty, skittish, dallying, philandering
informal come-hither, vampish



Example sentences
  • A couple of cameramen and a photographer from Elle arrive to capture the backstage atmosphere, and the girls switch on the charm, posing coquettishly in twos and threes.
  • A 1926 portrait of her nymph daughter Kizette, coquettishly posed, offers the girl as a blonde lamb to the voyeur's gaze.
  • They saw how she tucked her face down, all dimpling and demure, fingers toying coquettishly with the straw in her Coca-Cola.


Example sentences
  • Taking a break between scenes, Carmína Riego, the actress who plays Señora Galindo, says that her big-haired, flouncy character is an exaggerated version of Chilean female coquettishness.
  • This isn't helped a great deal by the characterisation of Lady Teazle: rather than manipulative coquettishness we get a slightly nervous adolescent.
  • Suwage's realist paintings are not just imitations or transfers of reality, there is coquettishness, humor, sarcasm, satire as well as condemnation of the situation around us.

Words that rhyme with coquettish

pettish, wettish

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