de·mure [dih-myoor] (previously 06-09-13)adjective
1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
2. affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate.OTHER WORDS FROM DEMURE
un·de·mure·ness, nounWORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH DEMURE
demurWORDS RELATED TO DEMURE
unassuming, timid, reticent, prim, backward, bashful, blushing, close, coy, decorous, diffident, earnest, humble, modest, nice, prissy, proper, prudish, retiring, sedateSYNONYMS FOR DEMURESee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1. retiring. See modest.ANTONYMS FOR DEMURE
1, 2. indecorous.Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English dem ( e ) ur ( e ) well-mannered, grave < Anglo-French demuré, past participle of demurer to demur; perhaps influenced by Old French mur, mëur grave, mature (< Latin maturus )
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