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Definition of demure adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a woman or a girl) behaving in a way that does not attract attention to herself or her body; quiet and serious synonym modest a demure young lady
  2. 2suggesting that a woman or girl is demure synonym modest a demure smile a demure navy blouse with a white collar
adverb “I'll think about it,” she said demurely. The blouse had a demurely high neckline.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: demure