Synonyms for coquet

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Antonyms for coquet

  • be shy
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How little this was to be expected from Mlle. Coquet's shop!

He was masked, and had with him only Coquet, the master of the household.

He was masked, and attended only by Coquet, his master of the household.

Without any need of self-restraint, no wish to coquet ever entered her head.

I have been; and can tell you something more of the Coquet which is interesting.

Was it now a desire merely to coquet with a young and handsome lad?

To be betrothed and to coquet with other men,—that passes human understanding.

A litter conveyed him to a hired yacht, which lay at the mouth of the Coquet.

Coquet holds the affections of Northumbrians, I think, above all their rivers.

The fishermen of the Coquet, however, are not all inarticulate.

WORD ORIGIN

"amorous, flirtatious person," 1690s, originally of both sexes (as it was in French), from French coquet (17c.), diminutive of coq "cock" (see cock (n.1)). A figurative reference to its strut or its lust. The distinction of fem. coquette began c.1700, and use in reference to males has faded out since.

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