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demur Explained

demur at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dı'mə:]

demur at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle demurred present participle demurring [I] // [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: demorer, from Latin morari 'to stay, delay']// to express doubt about or opposition to a plan or suggestion// --They demurred politely, but finally agreed to stay.//
demur 2 n [U] disagreement or disapproval// without demur// --I agreed to this without demur.//

demur at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

157 Moby Thesaurus words for "demur":
aversion, back down, balance, balk, bashfulness, beef, bitch,
blench, boggle, boggling, boycott, call in question, challenge,
combat, combative reaction, complain, complaint, compunction,
conscience, counteraction, cry out against, debate, defiance,
deliberate, demonstrate, demonstrate against, demonstration,
demurral, demurrer, deprecate, deprecation, difference, difficulty,
diffidence, disagreement, disapproval, disapprove, disinclination,
dispute, dissent, dissentience, enter a protest, exception,
expostulate, expostulation, falter, faltering, fear, fight,
fight shy of, flinch, fractiousness, gag, grievance,
grievance committee, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hem and haw,
hesitance, hesitancy, hesitate, hesitation, hold off, holler,
hover, howl, hum and haw, indignation meeting, jib, kick,
make bones about, march, modesty, negativism, noncooperation,
nonviolent protest, object, objection, obstinacy, oppose,
opposition, passive resistance, pause, picket, picketing, ponder,
press objections, protest, protest demonstration, protestation,
pull back, quail, qualm, qualm of conscience, qualmishness,
question, raise a howl, rally, reaction, rebuff, recalcitrance,
recalcitrancy, recalcitration, recoil, refractoriness, reluctance,
remonstrance, remonstrate, remonstration, renitence, renitency,
repellence, repellency, repulse, repulsion, resist, resistance,
retreat, revolt, scruple, scrupulosity, scrupulousness,
shilly-shally, shrink, shrinking, shy, shy at, shyness, sit in,
sit-in, squawk, stand, state a grievance, stick, stick at, stickle,
stickling, stop to consider, straddle the fence, strain, strain at,
strike, stumble, teach in, teach-in, think twice about,
uncooperativeness, unwillingness, vacillate, variance, waver,
wince, withdraw, withstanding, yell bloody murder, yield

demur at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Dissent): dissent, demur, call into question, doubt, differ in opinion, disagree, say no, refuse, repudiate, contradict, deny, differ.

[V] (Unwillingness): be unwilling, dislike, grudge, begrudge, demur, recoil, shrink, hesitate, avoid, oppose, dissent, refuse.

[V] (Irresolution): be irresolute, hesitate, demur, debate, falter, waver, vacillate, change, dillydally*.

demur at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb (-rr-) (formal) to say that you do not agree with sth or that you refuse to do sth:
[V] At first she demurred, but then finally agreed. [also V speech]
noun
IDIOMS
without demur (formal) without objecting or hesitating:
They accepted without demur.

Demur at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Demur \De*mur"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Demurred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Demurring}.] [OF. demurer, demorer, demourer, to linger,
stay, F. demeurer, fr. L. demorari; de- + morari to delay,
tarry, stay, mora delay; prob. originally, time for thinking,
reflection, and akin to memor mindful. See {Memory}.]
1. To linger; to stay; to tarry. [Obs.]

Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp.
--Nicols.

2. 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.

Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit
to demur. --Hayward.

3. To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to
that statement.

4. (Law) To interpose a demurrer. See {Demurrer}, 2.

Demur \De*mur"\, v. t.
1. To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate
about. [Obs.]

The latter I demur, for in their looks Much reason,
and in their actions, oft appears. --Milton.

2. To cause delay to; to put off. [Obs.]

He demands a fee, And then demurs me with a vain
delay. --Quarles.

Demur \De*mur"\, n. [OF. demor, demore, stay, delay. See
{Demur}, v. i.]
Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of
decision or action; scruple.

All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he
whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks.'' --Pope.

demur at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

demur
v 1: take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on
Saturday" [syn: {except}]
2: enter a demurrer
[also: {demurring}, {demurred}]

demur
n : (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings [syn: {demurral},
{demurrer}]
[also: {demurring}, {demurred}]

demur at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » xno Inter: term » demorer|lang=xno, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » demorer|lang=fro (French Inter: term » demeurer), from Inter: etyl » VL. Inter: term » demoro|lang=la, Inter: etyl » la
Inter: term » demorari||to tarry|lang=la, from Inter: term » de-|lang=la + Inter: term » morari||to delay|lang=la.demur” Webster's dictionary

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: enPR » dĭmûrʹ, Inter: IPA » /dɪˈmɜː/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /dI"m3:/
  • : Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)


: Distinguish from pronunciation of demure

Verb

Inter: en-verb » demur|r|ing
  • Inter: intransitive » obsolete To linger; to stay; to tarry
    1. : "Yet durst not demur nor abide upon the camp. - Nicols?
    2. Inter: intransitiv » e 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.
    3. : Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit to demur. - Hayward?
    4. Inter: intransitiv » e To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk
    5. : I demur to that statement.
    6. : The personnel demurred at the managements new scheme.''
    7. Inter: intransitive » legal To interpose a demurrer.
    8. Inter: transitive » obsolete To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about
    9. : The latter I demur, for in their looks Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. - Category: w - :John Milton|John Milton
    10. Inter: transitive » obsolete To cause delay to; to put off
    11. : He demands a fee, And then demurs me with a vain delay. - Quarles?

      Related terms

      * demurrage

  • demurrer

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » {{intransitive To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings }}
  • Bulgarian:, Inter: t- » bg|колебая се, Inter: t+ » bg|отлагам

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » {{intransitive To balk; to oppose.}}
    • Bulgarian:, Inter: t- » bg|противя се, Inter: t- » bg|опъвам се


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » {{transitive|obsolete To cause delay to; to put off}}
    • Bulgarian:, Inter: t+ » bg|отлагам


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.
    1. : All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks.'' - Category: w - :Alexander Pope|Alexander Pope
    2. 2004, Inter: w » Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 132:
    3. : Most geologists today would accept such evidence without demur, but it was still ‘fringe’ science when du Toit was publishing.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple

  • Bulgarian:, Inter: t+ » bg|колебание|n, Inter: t+ » bg|скрупули|p

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * demureness

    References


    Latin

    Verb

    Inter: la-verb-form » dēmur
  • Inter: conjugation of » do|dō|1|p|pres|pass|sub|lang=la

  • Translation: et » demur
    Translation: fa » demur
    Translation: ko » demur
    Translation: io » demur
    Translation: kn » demur
    Translation: mg » demur
    Translation: ml » demur
    Translation: my » demur
    Translation: pl » demur
    Translation: fi » demur
    Translation: te » demur
    Translation: th » demur
    Translation: vi » demur
    Translation: zh » demur