What does demure mean?

Definitions for demure
dɪˈmyʊərde·mure

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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.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Demure(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Demure(verb)

    to look demurely

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of demure in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. John Milton:

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

  3. Liza Anderson:

    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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