coy (adj.)
gentle, considerate, solicitous
Luc.669[Tarquin to Lucrece] Yield to my love: if not, enforced hate / Instead of love's coy touch shall rudely tear thee
Ven.112[Venus to Adonis, of Mars] Yet was he servile to my coy disdain
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