demure


de·mure

adjective \di-ˈmyr\

: quiet and polite

: not attracting or demanding a lot of attention : not showy or flashy

Full Definition of DEMURE

2
:  affectedly modest, reserved, or serious :  coy
de·mure·ly adverb
de·mure·ness noun

Examples of DEMURE

  1. She was wearing a demure gray suit.
  2. the demure charm of the cottage
  3. So even if you think you've moved past your reputation as The Rebel, two minutes after getting together with your more demure sister, you're likely to fall back into that hell-raiser role. —Jessica Mehalic, Cosmopolitan, August 2001

Origin of DEMURE

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

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