Definition of demur
- it would seem hazardous to demur to a proposition which is so widely accepted
- —Samuel Alexander
She suggested that he would win easily, but he demurred, saying he expected the election to be close.
don't hesitate to demur to the idea if you have any qualms
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we accepted his offer to pay for our dinners without demur
: an act of disagreeing about something
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