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demure

adjective

1 demure

Affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way.

synonyms: coy, overmodest.

Roget 881: modest, diffident; humble etc. 879; timid, timorous, bashful; shy, nervous, skittish, coy, sheepish, shamefaced, ... show more

Roget 826: inexcitable, unexcitable; imperturbable; unsusceptible etc. (insensible) 823; unpassionate, dispassionate; cold-blooded, irritable; enduring etc. ... show more

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more

Roget 855: affected, full of affectation, pretentious, pedantic, stilted, stagy, theatrical, big-sounding, ad captandum; canting, insincere.    not natural, unnatural; ... show more


noun

Roget 485: unbelief, disbelief, misbelief; discredit, miscreance; infidelity etc. (irreligion) 989; dissent etc. 489; change of opinion ... show more

verb

Roget 485: disbelieve, discredit; not believe etc. 484; misbelieve; refuse to admit etc. (dissent) 489; refuse to believe etc. (incredulity) ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Quakerish, Victorian, backward, bashful, censorious, close, confused, conscious, coy, decent, decorous, diffident, earnest, formal, frowning, grave, grim, grim-faced, grim-visaged, hidebound ... show more.

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