demurely


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.demurely - in a demure manner; "the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her"
Translations
باْحتِشام
rezervovanězdrženlivě
dydigt
feimnislega
çekine çekineutangaç bir şekilde

demurely

[dɪˈmjʊəlɪ] ADV (= modestly) → recatadamente; (= coyly) → con coqueta timidez

demurely

[dɪˈmjʊərli] adv
[smile] → discrètement
[dressed] → discrètement

demurely

advsittsam

demurely

[dɪˈmjʊəlɪ] advcontegnosamente

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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Farther down, before one of the cottages, a lady in black was walking demurely up and down, telling her beads.
Rose Waterford cast down her eyes demurely to give greater effect to her reply.
He says that your Majesty's brains seem to have come loose," replied the girl, demurely.
In her room, your Highness," replied the little maid demurely, for this was Ozma's favorite attendant.
Her black suit fitted her figure smoothly, and a black lace hat, with pale-blue forget-me-nots, sat demurely on her yellow hair.
Wilson was the richest man in Blackstable, he was thought to have at least five hundred a year, and he had married his cook--Philip sat demurely in the stiff parlour, used only to receive visitors, and busied himself with the restless movements of goldfish in a bowl.
Jim had refused to leave the field of grass, where he was engaged in busily eating; so the Wizard got out of the buggy and joined Zeb and Dorothy, and the kitten followed demurely at their heels.
asked Diksey, winking nineteen times at the nineteen girls, who demurely cast down their eyes because their father was looking.
I should not make any promises," she said demurely, "but things would certainly be different.
I could just count six of them, as the creatures seated themselves demurely in a circle round the chair.
The girl hobbled to the wall of the building, leaned against it, and thanked him demurely.
We can be glad 'tain't our'n," she observed demurely.