What is the meaning of "coy"?

Answer

Coy refers to a type of pretense or modesty that is intended to be alluring but is usually regarded as very irritating. The term can also refer to the act of being reluctant when it comes to giving sensitive details.
Q&A Related to "What is the meaning of "coy"?"
coyness means shy or modest normally in a way to benefit the person doing it. For example if you are talking to someone who values modesty and you pretend to be modest to impress
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_coyness_mean
In Japanese symbolism the koi represents perserverance in adversity and strength
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-meaning...
coy: affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way; showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to...
http://www.kgbanswers.com/what-does-coy-mean/43704...
Showing hesitation in making a committing answer.
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200710...
1 Additional Answer
Ask.com Answer for: meaning of coy
coy
[koi]
ADJECTIVE [COY·ER, COY·EST.]
1.
artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish.
2.
shy; modest.
3.
showing reluctance, especially when insincere or affected, to reveal one's plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: The mayor was coy about his future political aspirations.
4.
Archaic. disdainful; aloof.
5.
Obsolete quiet; reserved.
More Definitions
Fewer Definitions
Source: Dictionary.com
Top Related Searches
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com