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On the more demure “Plastic on the Sofa,” she proclaims she likes it rough, before making it clear she needs “more nudity and ecstasy” on the sex-positive “Virgo’s Groove.”

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A demure EarFun logo is located at the center, flagged by two rubber cylinders housing passive bass radiators measuring slightly over 2 inches.

Arnon’s coy grins and demure evasions make it seem as if he treats this incident—and, by extension, the criminal justice system—as simply a game to be won rather than a serious process whose fundamental concern is achieving justice.

There’s a similar feeling of “wow” you’ll experience when you turn this demure-looking speaker all the way up.

They are so demure and old-fashioned that only the elderly use it.

His reviews, rightly, call him “sweet,” “demure,”  “easygoing.”

The cover was relatively demure given more recent issues and seemed to signal a turning point for the softcore sex magazine.

Kate wore one of her trusty stand-bys, a full-length LK Bennet coat, in red, natch, and demure black heels.

Trim and demure, she is, for one thing, seemingly an eighth of his size.

Chris was brilliant, deferential, even demure, full of conviction.

On the other hand, Vera Galloway was transformed into a demure-looking shop assistant waiting a customers' orders.

What scenes, what tragedies, what comedies, those bright houses and demure little villas concealed.

You never saw a more demure, harmless and even helpless looking bit of a thing in your life.

Father Letheby, at the end of the table, looked as demure as a nun.

We little thought what you were up to, so grave and demure as you both were.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demure, such as: prim, reticent, timid, unassuming, backward, and bashful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.