(obsolete) To look demurely.
Other Word Forms of Demure
Origin of Demure
Middle English probably from Anglo-Norman (influenced by Old French mur, meur mature, serious) past participle of demurer to delay, wait demur
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French meur (Modern French mûr) from Latin maturus. The "de-" is "of", of modesty.
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