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Demureness

noun
1.
The trait of behaving with reserve and decorum.
2.
The affectation of being demure in a provocative way.  Synonym: coyness.






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"Demureness" Quotes from Famous Books



... very cheerful, although they had halted before the gateway with a little of the demureness of young people who know they are overlooked by authority, and had bumped against each other with affected gravity. Somewhat ashamed of his useless deception, and the guileless simplicity of the good Lady Superior, Key hesitated and began: "I am afraid that I am really giving you ...
— In a Hollow of the Hills • Bret Harte



Words linked to "Demureness" :   modesty, affectedness, demure, reserve



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