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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I believe that for a trip to the groves, for obedience and demureness, I will get the things I want.
The voices in Light are often detached from reality in an existential manner and in the context of female demureness.
A traditional expectation of demureness was another reason that prevented women in the region from highlighting their capabilities among people that mattered.
Adams' demureness does not represent any affectation of an apolitical rarefied aesthetics, however.
Lose British demureness and the auditorium seating and this would be a full-blown knees-up.
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.
She sang the sections between the chorus with a simpering demureness, including the following verse:
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.
Montoya herself uses the word malcriadas to describe these women because of the ways in which they defy feminine propriety, passivity, demureness.
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.
Actress persuasively evokes this astringent character, whom all agree "hadn't been easy to love," through subtle vocal and physical changes from youthful demureness to middle-aged propriety, and thence to the severity of old age.
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.