Definitions for demuredɪˈmyʊər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•mure*dɪˈmyʊər(adj.)-mur•er, -mur•est.

  1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.

  2. affectedly or coyly decorous or sedate.

* Syn: See modest.

Origin of demure:

1350–1400; ME dem(e)ur(e) well-mannered, grave


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

Translations for demure

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


quiet, shy, modest and well behaved (sometimes deceptively)

She looked too demure ever to do such a bold thing.

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