Coy vs Distant - What's the difference?
Coy is a synonym of distant.
As adjectives the difference between coy and distant
is that coy
is (dated) bashful, shy, retiring while distant
is far off (physically, logically or mentally).
As a verb coy
is (obsolete) to caress, pet; to coax, entice.
As a noun coy
is a trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.
From (etyl) coi, earlier .
(dated) Bashful, shy, retiring.
(archaic) Quiet, reserved, modest.
Reluctant to give details about something sensitive; notably prudish.
Pretending shyness or modesty, especially in an insincere or flirtatious way.
Soft, gentle, hesitating.
- Enforced hate, / Instead of love's coy touch, shall rudely tear thee.
(obsolete) To caress, pet; to coax, entice.
(obsolete) To calm or soothe.
To allure; to decoy.
* Bishop Rainbow
- Come sit thee down upon this flowery bed, / While I thy amiable cheeks do coy .
- A wiser generation, who have the art to coy the fonder sort into their nets.
A trap from which waterfowl may be hunted.
* distaunt (obsolete)
* dystant (obsolete)
* dystaunt (obsolete)
Far off (physically, logically or mentally).
, title=(The Celebrity
, passage=Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant
notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction of Mohair.}}
Emotionally unresponsive or unwilling to express genuine feelings.