What does demure mean?

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


  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Demure

    de-mūr′, adj. sober: staid: modest: affectedly modest: making a show of gravity.—adv. Demure′ly.—n. Demure′ness. [O. Fr. de (bons) murs, of good manners—L. de, of, mores, manners.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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