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coy 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/koi/,
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coyer, comparative; coyest, superlative;
  1. (esp. of a woman) Making a pretense of shyness or modesty that is intended to be alluring but is often regarded as irritating
    • - she treated him to a coy smile of invitation
  2. Reluctant to give details, esp. about something regarded as sensitive
    • - he is coy about his age
  3. Quiet and reserved; shy


  1. affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
  2. showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"
  3. modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
  4. (coyness) the affectation of being demure in a provocative way
  5. Coy is a town within the municipality of Lorca, in the Spanish province of Murcia. It has a population of 511 and is located 22 miles north of Lorca. Previously known for their supply of metals, they are now known for their wine and traditional crafts.
  6. COYS (Coys of Kensington Automobiles Ltd) is an international auction house and showroom dealership specialising in the sale of classic cars and related accessories. The company holds numerous auctions on an annual basis across Europe. ...
  7. (obsolete) To caress, pet; to coax, entice; (obsolete) To calm or soothe; bashful, shy; Quiet, reserved, modest; Reluctant to give details about something sensitive; notably prudish; Pretending shyness or modesty; Soft, gentle, hesitating
  8. (coying) Enticing
  9. A military unit, typically consisting of 100 to 200 soldiers. Most companies are formed of three or four platoons, although the exact number may vary by country, unit type, and structure.
  10. Comment of the year (used only to save us lots of typing when suggesting nominees for the award)
  11. Couple of the Year - The program starts at the Chapter level with "Chapter COY," that are nominated by the members and then through a friendly "competition" process, COYs at the District, Region, and National levels are selected and recognized.
  12. Company. See Military Dispositions above.