demure

A demure woman or girl can be described as polite and a little shy. A demure outfit is a modest one––think high neckline and low hem.

Demure is a word you don't hear a lot these days, but it used to be a huge compliment for a woman or a girl, for them to be considered shy and quiet and modest. Those days are over, thank goodness, because demure people are nice and all, but they're also a little boring.

DEFINITIONS OF: demure

1

adj affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

Synonyms:
coy, overmodest
modest
not offensive to sexual mores in conduct or appearance
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