[dih-mur-uh l]


an act or instance of demurring; a demur.

Nearby words

  1. demulcent,
  2. demulsify,
  3. demur,
  4. demure,
  5. demurrage,
  6. demurrer,
  7. demuth,
  8. demuth, charles,
  9. demutualize,
  10. demy

Origin of demurral

First recorded in 1800–10; demur + -al2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for demurral

  • As I hoped and expected, he could not do that and responded without a word of demurral or argument on the merits.

    Bring It On, Michael Wolff!|Conrad Black|January 5, 2009|DAILY BEAST
  • The same causes of demurral existed which prevented British troops from assisting in the expulsion of the French from Rome.