demur

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Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple

She agreed to his request without demur.

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?.

To cause delay to; to put off

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

To interpose a demurrer. See demurrer
To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk

The personnel demurred at the management's new scheme.

To balk; to oppose
To linger; to stay; to tarry

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

To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about

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

{n} a doubt, hesitation, objection, delay
{v} to doubt, hesitate, delay, put off, stop
If you demur, you say that you do not agree with something or will not do something that you have been asked to do. The doctor demurred, but Piercey was insistent
If you do something without demur, you do it immediately and without making any protest. When Scobie opened the door and stood aside for her to enter, she did so without demur. to express doubt about or opposition to a plan or suggestion (demorer, from morari ). disagreement or disapproval without demur
(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday" enter a demurrer
(de mer') - To file a pleading (called "a demurrer") admitting the truth of the facts in the complaint, or answer, but contending they are legally insufficient
To object for legal insufficiency; to interpose a demurrer
{i} hesitation; objection
To interpose a demurrer
\dih-MUR\, intransitive verb: 1 To object; to take exception 2 To delay
take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"
enter a demurrer
{f} object, protest; hesitate
(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"
(law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement
See Demurrer, 2
demure
Quiet, modest, reserved, or serious

She is a demure young lady.

demure
{a} very grave, affectedly modest, prim
demure
{v} to put on an affected modestly
demurely
{a} gravely, very modestly, formally
demure
Of sober or serious mien; composed and decorous in bearing; of modest look; staid; grave
demure
{s} calm, serious; modest, shy
demure
affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
demure
Affectedly modest, decorous, or serious; making a show of gravity
demure
To look demurely
demure
approval If you describe someone, usually a young woman, as demure, you mean they are quiet and rather shy, usually in a way that you like and find appealing, and behave very correctly. She's very demure and sweet + demurely de·mure·ly She smiled demurely
demure
Demure clothes do not reveal your body and they give the impression that you are shy and behave correctly. a demure high-necked white blouse. + demurely de·mure·ly She was demurely dressed in a black woollen suit
demure
Quiet, modest, reserved or serious
demurely
modestly, unassumingly, shyly; reservedly
demurely
in a demure manner; "the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her"
demurely
In a demure manner; soberly; gravely; now, commonly, with a mere show of gravity or modesty
demurely
In a demure manner
demurely
in a demure manner; "the army girl, tall and demurely pretty, threw a quick side-glance at her
demurred
past of demur
demurs
plural of demur
demur
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