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synonyms for demureness

  • coyness
  • humbleness
  • humility
  • reserve
  • reticence
  • self-effacement
  • shyness
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How to use demureness in a sentence

Susie Billings, minus her khaki and cartridges, looked the picture of demureness in white muslin and baby-blue ribbons.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
"He was my first love," said Marjorie, with wicked demureness.
FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
Dotty thought of Harriet all the afternoon, and walked about the house with a demureness quite unusual.
DOTTY DIMPLE AT HOMESOPHIE MAY
She hath demureness and dignity, and suits me better than yon whimsical baggage you are all mad over.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Nellie had a sense of fun—not humor—under her demureness, and she was pleased and amused as he meant her to be.
SOUTHERN HEARTSFLORENCE HULL WINTERBURN
“I think I hear them coming,” said Dorothy, whose demureness had not given as much as a flicker.
GRAY YOUTHOLIVER ONIONS
And then she let herself be drawn out, with the drollest mixture of arch demureness and gracious caprice.
HOPES AND FEARSCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
Of a sudden she would assume a demureness, utterly bewitching in its veiled and perfect mimicry.
OVERLAND REDHENRY HERBERT KNIBBS
Under the little clerk's correctness and demureness there ran and mingled with her blood the warm undercurrent of a dream.
THE DIVINE FIREMAY SINCLAIR
It was so safe with her steady demureness that Hutchinson found himself becoming steady himself.
T. TEMBAROMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
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WORDS RELATED TO DEMURENESS

  • bashfulness
  • coyness
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • hesitancy
  • reluctance
  • reticence
  • timidness
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