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English - Etymology

From Anglo-Norman _demorer_, from Old French _demorer_ (French _demeurer_), from Vulgar Latin _demoro_, Latin _demorari_ (“to tarry”), from _de-_ + _morari_ (“to delay”).

From Anglo-Norman demorer, from Old French demorer (French demeurer), from Vulgar Latin demoro, Latin demorari (to tarry), from de- + morari (to delay).

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* (General American) enPR: dĭmûrʹ, IPA(key): /dɪˈmɝ/ * (Received Pronunciation) enPR: dĭmûrʹ, IPA(key): /dɪˈmɜː/ * Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ) Distinguish from pronunciation of _demure_

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DEMUR (_third-person singular simple present_ DEMURS, _present participle_ DEMURRING, _simple past and past participle_ DEMURRED) * (intransitive, obsolete) To linger; to stay; to tarry * Nicols Yet durst not DEMUR nor abide upon the camp. * (intransitive) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair. * Hayward Upon this rub, the English embassadors thought fit to DEMUR. * (intransitive) To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk _I DEMUR to that statement._ _The personnel DEMURRED at the management's new scheme._ * (intransitive, law) To interpose a demurrer. * (transitive, obsolete) To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about The latter I DEMUR, for in their looks / Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. - John Milton * (transitive, obsolete) To cause delay to; to put off * Quarles He demands a fee, / And then DEMURS me with a vain delay. RELATED TERMS * demurrage * demurrer TRANSLATIONS

demur (third-person singular simple present demurs, present participle demurring, simple past and past participle demurred)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To linger; to stay; to tarry
  2. (intransitive) To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.
  3. (intransitive) To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk
    I demur to that statement.
    The personnel demurred at the management's new scheme.
  4. (intransitive, law) To interpose a demurrer.
  5. (transitive, obsolete) To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about
    The latter I demur, for in their looks / Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. - John Milton
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To cause delay to; to put off

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English - Noun

DEMUR (_plural_ DEMURS) * Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple. All my DEMURS but double his attacks; At last he whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks. _- Alexander Pope_ * 2004, Richard Fortey, _The Earth_, Folio Society 2011, p. 132: Most geologists today would accept such evidence without DEMUR, but it was still ‘fringe’ science when du Toit was publishing. TRANSLATIONS

demur (plural demurs)

  1. Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.
    All my demurs but double his attacks; At last he whispers, ``Do; and we go snacks. - Alexander Pope

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Dont le dans la catégorieENGLISH - DERIVED TERMS
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English - Derived Terms

* demureness

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* ^ “demur” Webster's dictionary

  1. ^ “demur” Webster's dictionary

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Latin - Verb

DĒMUR * first-person plural present passive subjunctive of _dō_

dēmur

  1. first-person plural present passive subjunctive of


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