adverb see coy I

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  • Coyly — Coy ly, adv. In a coy manner; with reserve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coyly — coy ► ADJECTIVE (coyer, coyest) 1) pretending shyness or modesty. 2) reluctant to give details about something sensitive: he s coy about his age. DERIVATIVES coyly adverb coyness noun. ORIGIN Old French coi, from Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • coyly — adverb in a coy manner she pouted and looked at him coyly • Derived from adjective: ↑coy …   Useful english dictionary

  • coyly — See coy. * * * …   Universalium

  • coyly — adverb in a coy manner …   Wiktionary

  • coyly — adv. modestly, demurely; shyly; flirtatiously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coyly — coy·ly …   English syllables

  • coyly — See: coy …   English dictionary

  • coy — [[t]kɔ͟ɪ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A coy person is shy, or pretends to be shy, about love and sex. She is modest without being coy... I was sickened by the way Carol charmed all the men by turning coy. Syn: demure Derived words: coyly ADV GRADED ADV… …   English dictionary

  • coy — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, quiet, shy, from Anglo French quoi, quei, koi quiet, from Latin quietus Date: 14th century 1. a. shrinking from contact or familiarity < tis but a kiss I beg, Why art thou coy? Shakespeare > b. marked by… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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