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coyness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coyness  \Coy"ness\,  n. 
  The  quality  of  being  coy;  feigned  o?  bashful  unwillingness  to 
  become  familiar;  reserve. 
 
  When  the  kind  nymph  would  coyness  feign,  And  hides  but 
  to  be  found  again  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Reserve;  shrinking;  shyness;  backwardness;  modesty; 
  bashfulness. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coyness 
  n  :  the  affectation  of  being  demure  in  a  provocative  way  [syn:  {demureness}] 




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