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Word of the Day 05/10/20 Demure

Demure (adjective)
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
de·mure·ly, adverb
de·mure·ness, noun
un·de·mure, adjective
un·de·mure·ly, adverb
un·de·mure·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH DEMURE
demur

WORDS RELATED TO DEMURE
unassuming, timid, reticent, prim, backward, bashful, blushing, close, coy, decorous, diffident, earnest, humble, modest, nice, prissy, proper, prudish, retiring, sedate

SYNONYMS FOR DEMURE
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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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