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[koh-ket-ish] /koʊˈkɛt ɪʃ/
(of a woman) characteristically flirtatious, especially in a teasing, lighthearted manner.
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coquettishly, adverb
coquettishness, noun
uncoquettish, adjective
uncoquettishly, adverb
uncoquettishness, noun Unabridged
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  • The Spanish women were usually attended by Indian girls, and their dress was coquettish and becoming.

    The Life of Bret Harte Henry Childs Merwin
  • Violet is a well-trained child, neither exacting nor coquettish.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • She wore a fresh white dress with coquettish bits of blue about the bodice.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • He raises his hat, pauses, and with her coquettish instinct she stops.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • The one wears a scarlet and black domino, the other a coquettish Carmen costume.

    Dangerous Ground Lawrence L. Lynch
  • None of them bantered her gaily to coquettish interchanges of wit.

    The Four Million

    O. Henry
  • My costume corresponded at all points to that of a coquettish housemaid of Sebenico.

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