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demure

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • (of a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy.
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Examples

It had straps, so it showed a bit of her shoulders, but the dress was demure.

She was the lone female wrestler of the evening but she was not your average demure lady.

Anne, looking demure in a little black dress, took the microphone in front of a backdrop advertising Herriot Country to thank voters for her increased majority.

I mean, I thought I’d get nice, small questions from quiet, demure girls that would be too shy to ask anything, really.

Yokes and sleeves are obvious choices for a peek-a-boo look, and for evening or vacation wear, consider a midriff inset in a seductive sheer or demure lace.

We saw them transformed from calm, demure ladies to bears protecting their cubs when the neighborhood bully was on our heels.

I’d intended to be mature and sedate and demure and just wistfully watch the young guests from afar.

The one person who evokes sympathy is Bruce’s demure wife.

She approached them steadily, trying to remember to be a demure and proper young lady.

A short, demure girl stepped away from the teacher, her hands nervously clasped in front of her.

While the red dress was provocative and outrageous, this dress was demure and conservative, not exposing much of anything.

Judith’s virtue is indicated by the demure clothing and veil that cover her from head to toe while Holofernes, in contrast, is almost naked.

Rivka’s desire is rebellious and demonstrates a strong will hidden beyond a demure and feminine modesty.

Above the demure neckline of the simply cut dress, the girl’s face was a pale oval.

While she wore a modest and demure navy blue business suit, it was readily apparent that she was quite a lovely lady.

Sipping a coffee and wearing a demure blue shirt, she does not look like a woman who has influenced a world leader.

Piper had always been perceived as demure, innocent, sweet.

A demure figure in gloves and lace-trimmed dress, the queen is rising from her throne, revealing a small foot.

She’s wearing a green plaid top, rather like the top half of a business suit, that manages to be both demure and revealing.

He had heard it said that her innocent demeanour combined with her intelligent mind made her a refreshing change from mindlessly demure damsels.

Sure she was wiry, but her businesslike combination of grey slacks and white blouse suggested someone quite demure.

Beatrice was demure, reserved, enjoyed those tedious dinner parties of state, and seemed content to spend her afternoons bent over needlework.

The long skirts, the burkhas, the demure looks, the curled tresses, the composure, the sensuality, the shy glance - these are all so hauntingly remindful of a bygone era.

Dårlig is a small, white slip behind him, radiant, demure, almost embarrassed by the attention she and her husband are receiving.

On that occasion she relentlessly scrounged, albeit in a sweetly demure fashion, cigarettes from all and sundry, suggesting a certain profligacy towards other people’s property.

Was I supposed to find something appropriately frilly and covered in sequins, or should I wear something demure and modest?

One otherwise perfectly demure woman jumped onto a chair, gesturing frantically.

Delicious and demure the dress is successfully re-mastered in a season where soft femininity is the story of the day.

Pierre’s own Chagall in this show is a Paris canvas of 1911, The betrothed, an evocation of the artist’s fiancée in Russia dressed as a demure veiled bride.

She taught her how to act polite, demure, obedient and respectful.