verb (used without object), de·murred, de·mur·ring.
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
British Dictionary definitions for demur
verb -murs, -murring or -murred (intr)
noun also: demurral (dɪˈmʌrəl)
Word Origin for demur
Word Origin and History 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.