What is the meaning of "coy"?

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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.
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coy: affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way; showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing
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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.
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