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Demure meaning

demure - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave.
  2. 2. Affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity.
  3. 3. To look demurely.
  4. 4. Modest; serious; affectedly grave or modest.

demure - examples of usage

  1. The demure nurse, with sympathetic tones, bade him not excite himself.
  2. Her heart was behaving boisterously, but she sat outwardly demure, and when he was close enough she sent a frank smile up to him.
  3. " On no account," answered Will, with a demure look.
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