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demurral

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noun de·mur·ral \di-ˈmər-əl, -ˈmə-rəl\

Simple Definition of demurral

  • : an act of disagreeing politely about something : an act of demurring

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of demurral

  1. :  the act or an instance of demurring

Examples of demurral in a sentence

  1. Suggestions that she run for president have been met with repeated demurrals.

  2. <surprisingly, she wrote the check for the parking fine without demurral>



1810

First Known Use of demurral

1810

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