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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: demoré, past participle of demorer; DEMUR

demure

adjective
     
de‧mure
1 quiet, serious, and well-behaved - used especially about women in the past:
Old photos of Maggie show her young and demure.
2 demure clothes do not show much of a woman's body:
a demure white dress
demurely adverb

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