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coy (adjective), coyer, coyest
1. Artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish.
2. Shy, modest, or reserved in social situations.
3. Showing reluctance; especially, when insincere or affected, to reveal one's plans or opinions, to make a commitment, or to take a stand.
4. Etymology: from Old French coi; earlier quei, "quiet, still"; ultimately from Latin quietus, "resting, at rest".
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