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demure

de·mure

demure

 
 
pronunciation:
dih myur [or] dih myuhr
part of speech: adjective
inflections: demurer, demurest
definition 1: quiet, shy, modest, or reserved in manner.
His future bride was not the demure woman that he'd been expecting; instead she was forthright and strongly assertive.
synonyms:
diffident, modest, reserved, retiring, shy
antonyms:
brassy, brazen
similar words:
bashful, coy, quiet, reticent, unassuming
definition 2: pretending to be shy, modest, or sedate; coy.
synonyms:
coy
similar words:
arch, flirtatious
derivations: demurely (adv.), demureness (n.)