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adj. - Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way.

Usage examples (34)
  • Above his head, Jasmine curls her body into a Scorpion, her expression demure, bordering on bashful.
  • Morris, for whom she delighted to find evil names, calling her demure, a prig, a sly puss, and so on.
  • I thought 'demure' is Latin for "off the wall".
  • Both very, very -- kind of demure and kind of quiet. for more
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  • She may be "demure" (modest, shy, or coy) now about her role in the winning strategy, but later claim to "demur" (to take exception) from the boss's views about it.
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