(of a woman or her behavior) reserved, modest, and shy:
a demure little wife who sits at home minding the house.
(of clothing) lending such an appearance.
†(of the sea) calm XIV; sober, serious XV; †affectedly or unnaturally grave XVII. perh. (with muting of é
as in ASSIGN 2, etc.) — AN. demuré
, OF. demoré
, pp. of demorer
) remain, stay (see prec.), but infl. by OF. m(ë)ur
grave (mod. mûr
) :- L. mātūrus