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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of demure in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of demure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.
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.
Emma Stone would look to be an award-winning actress now, there’s no better position to be in right now.I ’m sure Emma Stone has Hollywood banging at Emma Stone door. Emma Stone’s a perfect combination of outspoken and demure, and those are qualities that both men and women love. It’s a remake of a smash hit, but the reason it was so successful is because of the global attention Emma Stone got and because of who Emma Stone is...
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- сериозен, скроменBulgarian
- discret, sobre, sérieux, réservéFrench
- stuamaScottish Gaelic
- ծանրաբարո, լուրջ, համեստArmenian
- riservato, pudicoItalian
- ernstig, bescheiden, sober, gereserveerdDutch
- скромный, серьёзный, тихий, сдержанныйRussian
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