Definition of coquettish in English:


Line breaks: co¦quet|tish
Pronunciation: /kəˈkɛtɪʃ


Behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attraction; flirtatious: a coquettish grin
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  • 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



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  • 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.


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  • 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.

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