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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
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