demureness


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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:
Noun1.demureness - the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum
reserve, modesty - formality and propriety of manner
2.demureness - the affectation of being demure in a provocative way
affectedness - the quality of being false or artificial (as to impress others)

demureness

noun
Reserve in speech, behavior, or dress:
Translations
إحْتِشام
rezervovanostzdrženlivost
ærbarheddydighed
illedelmességkiegyensúlyozottság
lítillæti, hógværî
skromnosť
çekingenlikutangaçlık

demureness

[dɪˈmjʊənɪs] Nrecato m

demureness

nSittsamkeit f

demureness

[dɪˈmjʊənɪs] ncontegno

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
References in classic literature ?
Ten yards farther on, John de Witt met a lovely young girl, of about seventeen or eighteen, dressed in the national costume of the Frisian women, who, with pretty demureness, dropped a curtesy to him.
A deal of people, Miss, are for trusting all to Providence; but I say Providence will not dispense with the means, though He often blesses them when they are used discreetly." And here she closed her harangue: a long one for her, and uttered with the demureness of a Quakeress.
Syrian Orthodox Church Bombay Palm Sunday - CC via Wikimedia Commons/Masalai CAIRO - 7 May 2019: "I wish all the year is winter" is a sentence said by Priest Dawood Lameay in his preach at Mar Marcus Church in Misr al-Gadida neighborhood to encourage girls to preserve their demureness. The preach that stirred up controversy was the beginning of a campaign called "The Daughter of the King" adopted by Priest Gabriel Moheb of Virgin Bedmaris Church in Minya with "The Daughter of the King only Dresses in a Royal Way" as a slogan.
All the legislatures the Senate, national and provincial assemblies are to be run in accordance with a set of rules and demureness. The parliamentary language is known to be above paltry and obnoxious phrases but what we see in reality is highly deplorable.
Why should we equate moral character with demureness? Is self-immolation evidence of a "moral backbone" or is it evidence of false consciousness?
Committed to finding the morsel of self-interest in every situation, she will transform feminine presentation, sexuality, and perceived demureness and incompetence into weapons of mass destruction.
Ultimately, if the organisation is able to maintain this demureness and comb out its differences, it might be able to revive its influence and inspire confidence, this time on the altar of democratic principles rather than through despotic coercion.
Her gesture turns her vulnerable figure into a perfect personification of demureness, a feature otherwise rarely seen in this photographer's world.
Politics of respectability often demand demureness and invisibility.
Even his demureness seemed rather old-fashioned in the boisterous Berlusconi age.
However, it neatly captures some of the abiding perceptions of "Burma girls" during the colonial period--namely their attractiveness, their demureness and their availability--which featured so strongly in popular Western music.
Despite Mayberry's demureness during interviews, all three band members truly made an effort to connect with the audience and provide them with an outstanding live performance.