1. [syn: coyness, demureness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the affectation of being demure in a provocative way [syn: