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coy

Pronunciation: /kɔɪ/

Translation of coy in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo (coyer, coyest)

  • (shy) tímido; (evasive) evasivo a coy little smile una sonrisita tímida y coqueta let's not be coy about it no nos andemos con remilgos
    Example sentences
    • True, she's as coy and feminine as she wants to be.
    • We've flirted at balls, and she was as coy as a twenty-four year-old!
    • She's coy enough to curdle butter, looking up at him from under her lashes.
    Example sentences
    • Clifford is coy about this, ‘No, I think I've got my work cut out here quite frankly.’
    • Nor was the administration coy about its reasons.
    • This was no time to be coy about asking for money.

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