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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The affectation of being modest in a provocative way; The trait of behaving with reserve and decorum.

Usage examples (36)
  • Mr. Peace was not deceived by the boy's demureness.
  • There was a twinkle of mischief in Norah's demureness.
  • "I'll wait here," she said with surprising demureness.
  • ‘Certainly,’ replied Mrs V. with great demureness. for more
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