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Modest or awfully rude, me? (6)


I believe the answer is:


'modest' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

'awfully rude me?' is the wordplay.
'awfully' is an anagram indicator.
'rudeme' with letters rearranged gives 'DEMURE'.

'or' is the link.

(Other definitions for demure that I've seen before include "Modestly behaved" , "Coy, shy" , "Affectedly quiet and serious" , "Prim, coy" , "Prim and proper" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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