coyness coyness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the affectation of being demure in a provocative way

Usage(s):

  1. This is because limerence depends on game playing, coyness, trial balloons and all sorts of other manipulations that the women's movement can't abide.
  2. But Nixon's status was clear, his rhetoric free of cloying coyness, his organization smoothly functioning.
  3. coyness of in not revealing which Republican Senator once groped the inner thigh of.

News

  1. ‘The Blacklist’ review

    The Blacklist Monday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m., NBC A shaved-headed James Spader (“Boston Legal”) transforms into yet another of TV’s manipulative criminal masterminds who sits in confinement and yet, with a Lecter-like ingenuity and coyness, manages to unleash havoc for the poor agents who must defuse, decode and otherwise debase themselves in order to interpret the mastermind’s clues. Read full ...
    on September 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  2. ‘The Blacklist’ on NBC

    The Blacklist Monday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m., NBC A shaved-headed James Spader (“Boston Legal”) transforms into yet another of TV’s manipulative criminal masterminds who sits in confinement and yet, with a Lecter-like ingenuity and coyness, manages to unleash havoc for the poor agents who must defuse, decode and otherwise debase themselves in order to interpret the mastermind’s clues. Read full ...
    on September 14, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  • In 2006 David Cameron said: "This coyness, this reserve, is, I always think, an intrinsic part of being British. We are understated. We don't do flags on the front lawn."
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Spectator.co.uk

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