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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
  • Madame Raquin had done her best to convey a coquettish aspect to the apartment.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • She wore a fresh white dress with coquettish bits of blue about the bodice.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • There was no hint of coquettish hesitation in its withdrawal.

    A Love Story Reversed Edward Bellamy
  • The one wears a scarlet and black domino, the other a coquettish Carmen costume.

    Dangerous Ground Lawrence L. Lynch
  • It would spoil it at once if you should look conscious or coquettish.

    Under the Country Sky Grace S. Richmond
  • My costume corresponded at all points to that of a coquettish housemaid of Sebenico.

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