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1 affecting shyness or modesty in order to attract masculine interest
  • the previously demure maiden began making some surprisingly shocking remarks

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2 not comfortable around people
  • hesitant and demure, she hardly spoke a word at the banquet table

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3 not having or showing any feelings of superiority, self-assertiveness, or showiness
  • wore a very demure outfit to the interview for the job at the church's headquarters

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“Demure.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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