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demure

  

      adj  
1    sedate; decorous; reserved  
2    affectedly modest or prim; coy  
     (C14: perhaps from Old French demorer to delay, linger; perhaps influenced by meur ripe, mature)  
  demurely      adv  
  demureness      n  
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demure

  
1    decorous, diffident, grave, modest, reserved, reticent, retiring, sedate, shy, sober, staid, unassuming  
2    affected, bashful, coy, niminy-piminy, priggish, prim, prissy     (informal)   prudish, strait-laced  
  
Antonyms     
   brash, brazen, forward, immodest, impudent, shameless  

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