demurral

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

Definition of demurral

: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

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First Known Use of demurral

1810


DEMURRAL Defined for English Language Learners

demurral

noun

Definition of demurral for English Language Learners

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



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