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de·mur

 (dĭ-mûr′)
intr.v. de·murred, de·mur·ring, de·murs
1. To voice opposition; object: demurred at the suggestion. See Synonyms at object.
2. Law To enter a demurrer.
3. Archaic To delay.
n.
1. The act of demurring.
2. An objection.

[Middle English demuren, to delay, from Anglo-Norman demurer, from Latin dēmorārī : dē-, de- + morārī, to delay (from mora, delay).]

de·mur′ra·ble adj.

demur

(dɪˈmɜː)
vb (intr) , -murs, -murring or -murred
1. to raise objections or show reluctance; object
2. (Law) law to raise an objection by entering a demurrer
3. archaic to hesitate; delay
n
4. the act of demurring
5. an objection raised
6. archaic hesitation
[C13: from Old French demorer, from Latin dēmorārī to loiter, linger, from morārī to delay, from mora a delay]
deˈmurrable adj

de•mur

(dɪˈmɜr)

v. -murred, -mur•ring,
n. v.i.
1. to make objection, esp. on the grounds of scruples; take exception; object.
2. Law. to respond with a demurrer.
3. Archaic. to linger; hesitate.
n.
4. the act of making objection.
5. an objection raised.
6. hesitation.
[1175–1225; < Old French demorer < Latin dēmorārī to linger, derivative of mora delay]

demur

, demure - Demur is the verb "to object or voice opposition," while demure is the adjective meaning "modest, shy."
See also related terms for shy.

demur


Past participle: demurred
Gerund: demurring

Imperative
demur
demur
Present
I demur
you demur
he/she/it demurs
we demur
you demur
they demur
Preterite
I demurred
you demurred
he/she/it demurred
we demurred
you demurred
they demurred
Present Continuous
I am demurring
you are demurring
he/she/it is demurring
we are demurring
you are demurring
they are demurring
Present Perfect
I have demurred
you have demurred
he/she/it has demurred
we have demurred
you have demurred
they have demurred
Past Continuous
I was demurring
you were demurring
he/she/it was demurring
we were demurring
you were demurring
they were demurring
Past Perfect
I had demurred
you had demurred
he/she/it had demurred
we had demurred
you had demurred
they had demurred
Future
I will demur
you will demur
he/she/it will demur
we will demur
you will demur
they will demur
Future Perfect
I will have demurred
you will have demurred
he/she/it will have demurred
we will have demurred
you will have demurred
they will have demurred
Future Continuous
I will be demurring
you will be demurring
he/she/it will be demurring
we will be demurring
you will be demurring
they will be demurring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demurring
you have been demurring
he/she/it has been demurring
we have been demurring
you have been demurring
they have been demurring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demurring
you will have been demurring
he/she/it will have been demurring
we will have been demurring
you will have been demurring
they will have been demurring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demurring
you had been demurring
he/she/it had been demurring
we had been demurring
you had been demurring
they had been demurring
Conditional
I would demur
you would demur
he/she/it would demur
we would demur
you would demur
they would demur
Past Conditional
I would have demurred
you would have demurred
he/she/it would have demurred
we would have demurred
you would have demurred
they would have demurred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demur - (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
objection - the speech act of objecting
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Verb1.demur - take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
2.demur - enter a demurrer
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
plead - make an allegation in an action or other legal proceeding, especially answer the previous pleading of the other party by denying facts therein stated or by alleging new facts

demur

verb
1. object, refuse, protest, doubt, dispute, pause, disagree, hesitate, waver, balk, take exception, cavil At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
noun
1. objection (always used in a negative construction) protest, dissent, hesitation, misgiving, qualm, scruple, compunction, demurral, demurrer She entered without demur.

demur

verb
To express opposition, often by argument:
Informal: kick, squawk.
Idioms: set up a squawk, take exception.
noun
The act of expressing strong or reasoned opposition:
Slang: kick.
Translations

demur

[dɪˈmɜːʳ]
A. VI (frm) → objetar, poner reparos (at a)
B. N without demursin poner reparos, sin objeción

demur

[dɪˈmɜːr]
vi
(= refuse) → refuser
to demur at sth → rechigner à qch
to demur at doing sth → rechigner à faire qch
(= object) → opposer une objection
n
without demur → sans hésiter

demur

viEinwände erheben, Bedenken haben (to, at gegen); (Jur) → Einspruch erheben or einlegen
n (form)Einwand m, → Bedenken pl; (Jur) → Einspruch m; without demurwiderspruchslos

demur

[dɪˈmɜːʳ]
1. vi (frm) to demur (at)sollevare obiezioni (a or su)
2. n without demursenza obiezioni