Demure

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English

Adjective

Demure (comparative more Demure, superlative most Demure)

  1. Quiet, modest, reserved, or serious.
    She is a demure young lady.

Notes

  • Objects: person, etc.

Adverbs for Demure

affectedly; prudishly; coyly; timidly; shyly delightfully; gravely; quietly; unaffectedly conspicuously; deliberately; discreetly tranquilly; placidly; soberly; submissively harmoniously; meekly; cleverly; purposely ostentatiously; unnaturally; stiffly; primly; puritanically; priggishly; bashfully; skittishly; admirably; attractively; alluringly; blushingly.

Synonyms for Demure

Antonyms for Demure

indecorous, impudent, shameless, wanton.

Derived terms

Thesaurus

Quakerish, Victorian, backward, bashful, censorious, close, confused, conscious, coy, decent, decorous, diffident, earnest, formal, frowning, grave, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, hidebound, inarticulate, long-faced, mid-Victorian, modest, mousy, narrow, nice, old-maidish, overmodest, priggish, prim, proper, prudish, puritanical, reserved, reticent, retiring, sanctimonious, sedate, seemly, self-conscious, serious, shamefaced, shamefast, shy, silent, skittish, smug, sober, sober-minded, sobersided, solemn, somber, staid, stammering, stiff-necked, stone-faced, straight-faced, straitlaced, stuffy, thoughtful, timid, timorous, unassertive, unassured, unsmiling, weighty

Etymology

From Old French meur (Modern French mûr) from Latin maturus. The "de-" is unexplained.

Pronunciation

Distinguish from pronunciation of demur

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