demureness demureness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum
  2. (n) the affectation of being demure in a provocative way

Usage(s):

  • Aurora appears initially to be no more than that familiar figure of satire, the American Mom as American Nightmare, all coy snarls and fierce demureness, while Emma, protected .

Quotes

  • But 50 years on, in "Sowing," one of his five memoirs, Leonard noted that the sisters during that first charmed meeting also wore an expression "which belied the demureness, a look of great intelligence, hypercritical, sarcastic, satirical."
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: Leonard Woolf Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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