The definition of demure is shy and modest.(adjective)
An example of demure is a gorgeous princess who does not realize her beauty and is very humble.
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Origin: ME demur < de- (prob. intens.) + mur < OFr mëur, ripe, mature < L maturus, mature
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adjective de·mur·er, de·mur·est
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , probably from Anglo-Norman (influenced by Old French mur, meur, mature, serious)
Origin: , past participle of demurer, to delay, wait; see demur.
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