Monday, December 2, 2013

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demure

[dih-myoor]

adjective, de·mur·er, de·mur·est.
1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
2. affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English dem ( e ) ur ( e ) well-mannered, grave < Anglo-French demuré, past participle of demurer to demur; perhaps influenced by Old French mur, mëur grave, mature (< Latin matūrus )
Related forms
de·mure·ly, adverb
de·mure·ness, noun
un·de·mure, adjective
un·de·mure·ly, adverb
un·de·mure·ness, noun

Can be confused: demur, demure.


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