Demure – Quiet and well-behaved; modest and shy (usually in relation to a woman)
To remember the definition of the word demure, use the following mnemonic:
The manure (demure) completely covered her but as she was always shy and quiet, she did not complain or make a fuss.
Examples of demure in a sentence
My sister is too outgoing for anyone to ever accuse her of being demure.
At the party last night, Iris was demure and stayed in a corner by herself.
The demure maid kept her eyes down and rarely spoke.