adjective, coy·er, coy·est.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object) Obsolete.
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Example sentences from the Web for coy
Romney is coy at best about 2016, although his old running mate, Paul Ryan, wants him to run.
And, despite years of protests, the president remains maddeningly coy about the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline.EPA’s New Regulations to Cut Carbon Emissions Are Obamacare for the Air|Jason Mark|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At his press conference, Obama was coy about future changes in immigration law through executive order.In Passover Phone Conversation, Eric Cantor Slams Obama|Eleanor Clift|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did Mia stop to think how her coy tease might be perceived by the widow Sinatra?
At least he isn't pulling a Taylor Swift and trying to be coy about who the song is about.Lady Gaga Goes Naked on ‘ARTPOP’ Album Cover, Miley Cyrus Insults Matt Lauer’s Sex Life|Culture Team|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But Rosa had been too coy to Alfred's evident devotion—almost repellent at seasons.At Last|Marion Harland
He was among the fleetest, and after some coy dallying he stood still until the athletic Sioux came beside him.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
In the mean time she is coy—awaiting the result of your search.Dross|Henry Seton Merriman
All which coy suggestions La Mothe Fnlon, astute courtier that he was, knew well how to answer.History of the Rise of the Huguenots|Henry Baird
It was common for coy damsels and staid matrons to wend their way to Lizzie's cot about twilight, to have their fortunes spaed.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant