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de·mure

 (dĭ-myo͝or′)
adj. de·mur·er, de·mur·est
1. Modest and reserved in manner or behavior.
2. Characterized by or suggestive of reserve or modesty: a demure smile; a demure outfit.

[Middle English, probably from Anglo-Norman (influenced by Old French mur, meur, mature, serious), past participle of demurer, to delay, wait; see demur.]

de·mure′ly adv.
de·mure′ness n.

demure

(dɪˈmjʊə)
adj
1. sedate; decorous; reserved
2. affectedly modest or prim; coy
[C14: perhaps from Old French demorer to delay, linger; perhaps influenced by meur ripe, mature]
deˈmurely adv
deˈmureness n

de•mure

(dɪˈmyʊər)

adj. -mur•er, -mur•est.
1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
2. affectedly or coyly decorous or sedate.
[1350–1400; Middle English dem(e)ur(e) well-mannered, grave]
de•mure′ly, adv.
de•mure′ness, n.
syn: See modest.
demur, demure - Demur is the verb "to object or voice opposition," while demure is the adjective meaning "modest, shy."
See also related terms for shy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.demure - affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
modest - not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance

demure

adjective
1. shy (usually used of a young woman) reserved, modest, retiring, reticent, unassuming, diffident, decorous She's very demure and sweet.
shy forward, brash, brazen, shameless, impudent, immodest
2. coy, prim, bashful, prudish, prissy (informal), strait-laced, affected, priggish, niminy-piminy a demure frumpy middle-aged librarian

demure

adjective
Not forward but reticent or reserved in manner:
Translations
مُحْتَشِم، مُتَظاهِر بالإحْتِشام
ostýchavýupejpavýzdrženlivý
ærbardydig
tagasihoidlik
kaino
feiminn, alvörugefinn; hlédrægur
kuklutisnedrąsiainedrąsutis
atturīgsliekuļoti kautrīgs

demure

[dɪˈmjʊəʳ] ADJ [person] (= modest) → recatado; (= coy) → tímido y algo coqueto; [clothing, appearance] → recatado
in a demure little voiceen tono dulce y algo coqueta

demure

[dɪˈmjʊər] adj
(= quiet and shy) [girl] → discret/ète
[clothes] → sobre

demure

adj (+er)sittsam

demure

[dɪˈmjʊəʳ] adj (girl) → pieno/a di contegno; (smile) → contegnoso/a

demure

(diˈmjuə) adjective
quiet, shy, modest and well behaved (sometimes deceptively). She looked too demure ever to do such a bold thing.
deˈmurely adverb
deˈmureness noun
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