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demur - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'demur' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Demur [ v. i.]
- To linger; to stay; to tarry.
- 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.
- To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement.
- To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2.
- Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.
2 . Demur [ v. t.]
- To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about.
- To cause delay to; to put off.

Meaning of 'demur' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . demur [ v]
Meaning (1):
- take exception to
Example in sentence:
  • he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday;
  • She challenged his claims