Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Demure [10-Minute Art]

de·mure/dɪˈmyʊər/[di-myoor]–adjective, -mur·er, -mur·est.
1. characterized by shyness and modesty; reserved.
2. affectedly or coyly decorous, sober, or sedate.
[Origin: 1350–1400; ME dem(e)ur(e) well-mannered, grave < AF demuré, ptp. of demurer to demur; perh. influenced by OF mur, mëur grave, mature (< L matūrus)]
—Related forms
de·mure·ly, adverb
de·mure·ness, noun
—Synonyms 1. retiring. See modest.


Veronica said...

I like this.... wow, love the whole thought process behind this.