Definitions for demuredɪˈmyʊər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coy, demure, overmodest(adj)

    affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

Wiktionary

  1. demure(Adjective)

    Quiet, modest, reserved, sober, or serious.

    She is a demure young lady.

  2. Origin: From meur (Modern French mûr) from maturus. The "de-" is unexplained.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demure(adj)

    of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave

  2. Demure(adj)

    affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity

  3. Demure(verb)

    to look demurely

  4. 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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Milton:

    Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.

  2. Alan Marshall Beck:

    A little girl can be sweeter (and badder) oftener than anyone else in the world. She can jitter around, and stomp, and make funny noises that frazzle your nerves, yet just when you open your mouth she stands there demure with that special look in her eyes. A girl is Innocence playing in the mud, Beauty standing on its head, and Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.


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