de·mure [dih-myoor] (previously 06-09-13)
1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
2. affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate.
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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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