coquettish coquettish


  • (adj) like a coquette


  1. Like proud and coquettish students at a prom, each has been eyeing the other, hoping for an invitation to dance.
  2. Fierce in a battle with eight soldiers, coquettish as she bathes before the enrapt Jin, Zhang is charisma incarnate.
  3. It was an era of religious turmoil, fomented by coquettish Lady Anne Boleyn lobbying for her King to annul his marriage to his first wife, Catherine.


  • Images and observations at the start of summer

    Summer does not arrive at her seasonal cycle as an infant; she is a lady already grown mature and coquettish when nature coronates her to begin her quarter-year reign over earth.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Ledger Independent


  1. Annabel Goldie, the Scottish Conservatives leader, said: "The First Minister's Downing Street dancing partner is nothing if not coquettish."
    on May 31, 2007 By: Annabel Goldie Source:

  2. Marc Jacobs, Vuitton's artistic director, said Johansson represented someone "young and fresh and slightly coquettish, with gorgeous skin and a figure made to wear bustier dresses and gold-heeled shoes".
    on Dec 17, 2006 By: Marc Jacobs Source: News24

  3. In his short story "The Enchanted Kiss," Porter/O. Henry described the lure of the Chili Queens and their bubbling concoction for a local drugstore clerk: "Drawn by the coquettish senoritas, the music of the weird Spanish minstrels and the...
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: O Henry Source: (subscription)

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