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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demurelyadverb

    in a demure manner

    "the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her"


  1. demurelyadverb

    In a demure manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Demurelyadverb

    With affected modesty; solemnly; with pretended gravity.

    Etymology: from demure.

    Put on a sober habit,
    Talk with respect, and swear but now and then,
    Wear prayer-books in my pocket, look demurely. William Shakespeare.

    Esop’s damsel, turned from a cat to a woman, sat very demurely at the board’s end, ’till a mouse ran before her. Francis Bacon.

    Next stood hypocrisy with holy leer,
    Soft smiling, and demurely looking down;
    But hid the dagger underneath the gown. John Dryden, Fables.


    Hark, how the drums demurely wake the sleepers! William Shakespeare.


  1. demurely

    Demurely is an adverb that describes an action done in a shy, modest, or reserved manner. It often refers to behavior that is serious, quiet, and well-behaved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Demurelyadverb

    in a demure manner; soberly; gravely; -- now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of demurely in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of demurely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    causing disapproval or protest
    A reassuring
    B obnoxious
    C squashy
    D aligned

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