demure definition

  • adjective:
    • small and set aside in way or behavior.
    • Affectedly shy, moderate, or reserved. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • Quiet, modest, reserved, sober, or really serious.
    • Of sober or severe mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave.
    • Affectedly moderate, decorous, or severe; making a show of gravity.
    • affectedly modest or bashful especially in a playful or provocative means
    • Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
    • Affectedly shy, small, or set aside. See Synonyms at shy1.
    • calm, modest, reserved, sober, or really serious.
    • Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of small look; staid; grave.
    • Affectedly small, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity.
    • affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative method
  • verb:
    • To look demurely.
    • to appear demurely.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To look demurely.
    • to appear demurely.
  • others:
    • Sober; grave; modest; officially decorous: because, a demure look.
    • Affectedly moderate; making a demonstration of gravity or decorum.
    • to appear with reserve or bashfulness.
    • Sober; grave; small; formally decorous: as, a demure appearance.
    • Affectedly moderate; making a demonstration of gravity or decorum.
    • to check with book or bashfulness.

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