Definition of “demure” - English Dictionary

“demure” in British English

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demureadjective

uk /dɪˈmjʊər/ us /dɪˈmjʊr/
demurely
adverb uk /dɪˈmjʊə.li/ us /dɪˈmjʊr.li/

She sat with her hands folded demurely in her lap.
demureness
noun [ U ] uk /dɪˈmjʊə.nəs/ us /dɪˈmjʊr.nəs/

(Definition of “demure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“demure” in American English

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demureadjective

us /dɪˈmjʊər/

(esp. of women and girls) quiet and well behaved:

Two demure little girls sat near their mother.

(Definition of “demure” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)