demureness


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Synonyms for demureness

reserve in speech, behavior, or dress

Synonyms for demureness

the trait of behaving with reserve and decorum

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the affectation of being demure in a provocative way

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In calling for women's demureness, Ulloa--a former president of the Conferencia Episcopal de Costa Rica (CECOR)--said that otherwise "they [women] are dehumanized, they are turned into a thing, an object, nothing more.
He says: " On one level it's used as a badge of belonging, on another it's a powerful and raw statement of breaking free of preconceived notions of demureness.
24) Social ideals about appropriate female sexual behaviour, such as demureness and innocence, increased providers' expectations that women would not be interested in using female condoms.
Outside the walls of the typical Muslim households that I visited in Morocco, Jordan, and Egypt, all was demureness and propriety.
Mori was deemed too confident, too outspoken and even too tall for a true Japanese beauty, where demureness is still often a byword for attractiveness.
THE gorgeous Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins has come clean with an admission that shattered her demureness.
Cuban women fall into some of the Latina stereotypes, such as an assumption of Christian identity and practice (which are not the norms in Cuba), and a submissive and loyal disposition, combined with demureness and beauty.
They are the memoirs of the prodigal son, not groveling in the throes of expiation, but requesting years later, from a polite audience, demureness for his foregone dissolution.
It seems the gull wing door and drop down sill is for ease and demureness of access.
Her demureness strikes a false note and because of this, Karen's appearance here signals defeat (as a wife and a sexual being), a quality underlined only a couple of scenes later when she, in the same outfit, goes into her husband's study and discovers, by looking through the staff numbers' list, that Stewart is spending the evening with Meg Rinehart.