demure Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “demure” in the English Dictionary

"demure" in British English

See all translations

demureadjective

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

"demure" in American English

See all translations

demureadjective

 us   /dɪˈmjʊər/
(esp. of women and ​girls) ​quiet and well ​behaved: Two demure little ​girlssat near ​theirmother.
(Definition of demure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of demure?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day