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demur (noun)

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  • demur — de·mur /di mər/ vi de·murred, de·mur·ring: to interpose a demurrer demur to the declaration de·mur·ra·ble adj Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • demur — meaning ‘to raise scruples or objections’ has inflected forms demurred, demurring. It is normally used in negative contexts and without a complement (When asked they did not demur), although it is occasionally followed by at or to (did not demur… …   Modern English usage

  • demur — ► VERB (demurred, demurring) ▪ raise doubts or objections; show reluctance. ► NOUN ▪ the action of demurring: they accepted without demur. DERIVATIVES demurral noun. ORIGIN Old French demourer, from Latin morari delay …   English terms dictionary

  • demur — I UK [dɪˈmɜː(r)] / US [dɪˈmɜr] verb [intransitive] Word forms demur : present tense I/you/we/they demur he/she/it demurs present participle demurring past tense demurred past participle demurred formal a) to refuse to do something b) to say that… …   English dictionary

  • demur — de|mur1 [ dı mɜr ] verb intransitive FORMAL to refuse to do something a. to say you do not approve of something demur de|mur 2 [ dı mɜr ] noun uncount FORMAL refusal or disagreement: without demur: Both teams accepted the decision without demur …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • demur — 1. verb /dɪˈmɜː/ a) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair. Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp. Nicols? b) To scruple… …   Wiktionary

  • demur — 1 verb demurred, demurring (I) formal to express doubt about or opposition to a plan or suggestion: They demurred at the idea of working on a Sunday. 2 noun (U) formal disagreement or disapproval: without demur: I agreed to this without demur …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • demur — [dɪ mə:] verb (demurs, demurring, demurred) raise doubts or objections; show reluctance. noun the action of demurring: they accepted this ruling without demur. Derivatives demurral noun Origin ME: from OFr. demourer (v.), demeure (n.), based on L …   English new terms dictionary

  • demur — 1. verb Steve demurred when the suggestion was made Syn: object, take exception, take issue, protest, cavil, dissent; voice reservations, be unwilling, be reluctant, balk, think twice; drag one s heels, refuse; informal boggle, kick up a fuss 2.… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • demur — I. intransitive verb (demurred; demurring) Etymology: Middle English demuren, demeren to linger, from Anglo French demurer, demoerer, from Latin demorari, from de + morari to linger, from mora delay more at mora Date: 13th century 1. archaic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • demur — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. take exception, hesitate, object, scruple. n. objection; irresolution, delay. See doubt, dissent, unwillingness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. disagree, dispute, challenge; see complain 1 , object ,… …   English dictionary for students


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