Definition of “demur” - English Dictionary

“demur” in British English

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demurverb [ I ]

uk /dɪˈmɜːr/ us /dɪˈmɝː/ -rr- formal

to express disagreement or refuse to do something:

The lawyer requested a break in the court case, but the judge demurred.
noun [ U ] uk us

She agreed to his request without demur.

(Definition of “demur” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“demur” in American English

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demurverb [ I ]

us /dɪˈmɜr/ -rr-

to express disagreement or refusal to do something:

Jack urged me to go, but I demurred.

(Definition of “demur” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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