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demur

verb [I]     /dɪˈmɜːr/ US  /-ˈmɝː/ (-rr-) formal
to express disagreement or refuse to do something: The lawyer requested a break in the court case, but the judge demurred.Arguing and disagreeingRefusing and rejecting demur     noun [U] She agreed to his request without demur.Arguing and disagreeingRefusing and rejecting
(Definition of demur verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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