Definitions for demuredɪˈmyʊər
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coy, demure, overmodest(adj)
affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
Quiet, modest, reserved, sober, or serious.
She is a demure young lady.
Origin: From meur (Modern French mûr) from maturus. The "de-" is unexplained.
of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave
affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity
to look demurely
Origin: [Perh. from OF. de murs (i. e., de bonnes murs of good manners); de of + murs, mours, meurs, mors, F. murs, fr. L. mores (sing. mos) manners, morals (see Moral); or more prob. fr. OF. mer, F. mr mature, ripe (see Mature) in a phrase preceded by de, as de mre conduite of mature conduct.]
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