What does the word demure mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Demurely.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Demureness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Sedate; modest; also, prim; coy.

Usage examples for demure

  1. I had a demure little face, but it looked upon me from the glass less sorrowfully than I had seen it since my mother's death. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  2. He had left a demure Quakeress with Peggy, and returned to find this beautiful, radiant girl. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  3. Demure in it she looked, like an agreeable reminiscence, alive, and a little up- to- date, of the women of long ago. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh