[ US /dɪmˈjʊɹ/ ]
[ UK /dɪmjˈɔː/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
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How To Use demure In A Sentence

  • Many of the pictures and symbols were helpful to the Democrats 'cause: a family that clearly was from the real America -- Wallace and Bobby, his parents; a wife, Elizabeth, who looks like the kind of unpretentious person who doesn't mind celebrating her anniversary at Wendy's; a demure daughter and two towheaded tots. Digital Dispatches
  • McCain makes the Bush daughters look demure, which is a shame: we had so much hope for them taking over their father's mantle, but McCain looks like she will be fun too. Paul Jenkins: Republican Circus: Extended Engagement
  • The small collection of tops and skirts, based loosely on 1930s Chinese dresses, is elegant and demure, a long way from boho - the floaty skirts, peasant tops and leather disk belts her sister had us all wearing last summer.
  • His wife of twenty-two years is sitting catty-corner to him in a turquoise T-shirt with a tropical fish swimming across her chest; but her slim ankles are demurely crossed, the resting pose of one of those fifties starlets who swished around on-screen in full skirts, sheer hose, and kitten heels. THE HUSBANDS AND WIVES CLUB
  • She actually envied the simplicity of Lucy Morris, for whom she delighted to find evil names, calling her demure, a prig, a sly puss, and so on. The Eustace Diamonds
  • While the red dress was provocative and outrageous, this dress was demure and conservative, not exposing much of anything.
  • Hetta was a short, plump, demure young woman, with the softest smoothed hair, and the brownest brightest eyes. Tales of all countries
  • Although the trend's most recent period of reference is the '80s, when demure collars topped many a blousy shirt, observers are quick to note that the more influential time is the early '60s, when JFK led men's fashion trends with trim collars that sat close to the chest. The Incredible Shrinking Collar
  • Yokes and sleeves are obvious choices for a peek-a-boo look, and for evening or vacation wear, consider a midriff inset in a seductive sheer or demure lace.
  • She taught her how to act polite, demure, obedient and respectful.
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