verb (used without object), de·murred, de·mur·ring.
- dempsey, jack,
Origin of demur
Examples from the Web for demur
The intelligence officers at the bomb scene do not demur from this assessment.After Beirut Bombing of Wissan al-Hassan, a Wary Calm in Lebanon|Jamie Dettmer|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And so it goes again: Democrats claim a knockout, Republicans demur.
Should you suggest something inspired or adventurous, many chefs will demur and revert to their been-there, drank-that pairing.
But if another, more prominent name were suggested for the position, Mrs. Clinton may demur.
With all possible respect to Mr. Holmes, I venture to demur to this interpretation.Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
And thereupon the Recorder asked me, “Do you then demur to the jurisdiction of the Court?”The History of Thomas Ellwood|Thomas Ellwood
I waive all objections that it was not filed till after default was taken, and demur to it upon the merits.The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume Three|Abraham Lincoln
Many scholars, both Indian and European, will demur to the high place here assigned to the Advaita philosophy.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
Her eyebrows lifted a little, but she adopted the suggestion without other demur.Alias The Lone Wolf|Louis Joseph Vance
verb -murs, -murring or -murred (intr)
noun also: demurral (dɪˈmʌrəl)
Word Origin for demur
c.1200, "to linger, tarry, delay," from Old French demorer "delay, retard," from Latin demorari "to linger, loiter, tarry," from de- (see de-) + morari "to delay," from mora "a pause, delay" (see moratorium). Main modern sense of "raise objections" is first attested 1630s. Related: Demurred; demurring.