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demure

adjective uk   /dɪˈmjʊər/ us    /-ˈmjʊr/
(especially of women) quiet and well behaved: She gave him a demure smile.
demurely
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
She sat with her hands folded demurely in her lap.
demureness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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