adjective, coy·er, coy·est.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object) Obsolete.
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The series has been coy about whether these adventures fighting gods and monsters were “real” in this universe’s logic.
Rizzo was a bit coy, saying he has not talked to Scherzer about his future while acknowledging discussions could be on the “ownership level.”Will the Nationals extend Max Scherzer’s contract? There are a few dynamics at play.|Jesse Dougherty|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
On Friday, when we sought confirmation of the endorsement from the Labor Council, they played coy, declining to provide a statement confirming or denying its decision.Morning Report: Review Board Scolds Sheriff Over Body Cameras|Voice of San Diego|November 23, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Carter coyly characterizes the setting as “a room” and the time period as “yes.”The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson (And Tolstoy and Dickens)|Samuel Fragoso|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he coyly waffles this time around, his support will evaporate quicker than you can say Fred Thompson.
Verveer is headed for a prestigious think-tank spot, but she coyly provided no details.
Coyly, Rosenfeld chooses does not to identify whom he believes were the true subversives.The FBI’s Harassment and Spying on 1960s Students Revealed in 'Subversives' by Seth Rosenfeld|Michael Kazin|August 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But when I asked Haneke if he agrees with this argument, he coyly replied, “If you like.”Michael Haneke Film ‘Amour’ Explores Euthanasia and the Purity of Love|Richard Porton|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But it was all forgotten the next moment, as he sprang after the she-wolf, who was coyly leading him a chase through the woods.White Fang|Jack London
"I haven't got used to it meself yet," Mrs. Baker-Bridges said coyly.The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
The highly coloured Kite, reaching down from the mantelpiece a paper fan, held it coyly before her face.Passing of the Third Floor Back|Jerome K. Jerome
How coyly does she dispose her garments and floating drapery to hide the too-maddening symmetry of her limbs!The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
The girl held a tight grip on the leash and looked at him coyly.The Monster|S. M. Tenneshaw