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English definition of “demure”

demure

adjective     /dɪˈmjʊər/ US  /-ˈmjʊr/
(especially of women) quiet and well behaved: She gave him a demure smile.Calm and relaxedBehaving well demurely     /-li/ adverb She sat with her hands folded demurely in her lap.Calm and relaxedBehaving well demureness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Calm and relaxedBehaving well
(Definition of demure adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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