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  • Behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attraction; flirtatious.

    ‘a coquettish grin’
    • ‘The manual encourages her to face up to the extent of her mendacity and list her lies, an exercise which allows Porter to go through a series of coquettish and flirty set pieces.’
    • ‘The bedroom scenes with a playful and coquettish Cariola show the duchess and Antonio's fragile happiness and the sensuality of their love.’
    • ‘Benatar had a rough-hewn sexuality; John was coquettish and irksomely cute.’
    • ‘Peering out from behind a helmet of black hair, she is stylish but not styled, neither coquettish sex kitten nor guitar-toting tomboy.’
    • ‘The star is, on the face of it, a coquettish flirt.’
    flirtatious, flirty, provocative, seductive, inviting, amorous, kittenish, coy, arch, teasing, playful, frisky, flighty, skittish, dallying, philandering
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/kōˈkediSH/ /koʊˈkɛdɪʃ/