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coquettish

[koh-ket-ish] /koʊˈkɛt ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
(of a woman) characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, lighthearted manner.
Related forms
coquettishly, adverb
coquettishness, noun
uncoquettish, adjective
uncoquettishly, adverb
uncoquettishness, noun
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  • She put up her thin hands to her hair, her bonnet, coquettishly.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • "Without doubt you would have fallen in love with me," coquettishly.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • "I would not be if you were here to share its delights with me," she answered, coquettishly.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith
  • "I am glad you will be his friend, if only for my sake," added she, coquettishly.

    The Golden Dog William Kirby
  • Her hair was fluffy, and coquettishly knotted at the back with blue ribbon.

    Flint Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • The Moon embraced him coquettishly—and hid herself immediately.

  • I aint considered us as sich, said Sophronia, coquettishly: not as yet.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • "Perhaps he admires my jewels or my flowers," she said, coquettishly.

    A Fair Mystery

    Bertha M. Clay
  • "You mean then, that he is free for conquest," laughed Lucy, coquettishly.

    Mabel, Vol. I (of 3) Emma Warburton
  • When it is dug, she says coquettishly that there is just room for me.

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