How Do You Spell DEMUR?

Pronunciation: [dɪmˈɜː] (IPA)

Correct spelling for the English word "demur" is [dɪmˈɜː], [dɪmˈɜː], [d_ɪ_m_ˈɜː] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

DEMUR Meaning and Definition

  1. Demur, as both a noun and a verb, refers to expressing hesitation, objection, or reluctance in response to an idea, proposal, statement, action, or authority.

    As a verb, demur means to politely or firmly express opposition, dissent, doubt, or reservation. It involves voicing an objection or raising concerns about a suggestion, decision, or course of action. By demurring, an individual may express hesitation, suggesting a need for further clarification, consideration, or discussion. It can be seen as a way of expressing reservations or drawing attention to potential problems or inconsistencies.

    As a noun, demur refers to the act of objecting or raising an objection. It denotes a statement or an act expressing dissent, hesitation, or reservation. A demur can be both formal, such as a legal objection in a court of law, or casual in everyday conversations, indicating disagreement or doubt.

    The term demur often implies a polite and respectful expression of disagreement, as opposed to a forceful or confrontational objection. It reflects a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue, seeking clarification or alternatives rather than outright rejection. Therefore, demur encompasses the act of challenging or playing the devil's advocate, aiming to foster a more comprehensive understanding or decision-making process.

  2. • Hesitation.
    • To hesitate; to delay; to pause; to scruple.
    • A pause; a scruple; hesitation as to the propriety of proceeding.

    Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Common Misspellings for DEMUR

Etymology of DEMUR

The word "demur" originates from the Latin term "demorari", which can be broken down into two parts: "de-" meaning "from" or "away", and "morari", meaning "to delay" or "to linger". In Middle English, "demuren" was used as a verb to mean "to delay" or "to hesitate", and later evolved into the modern "demur" meaning "to object" or "to raise doubts". The term has been used since the 14th century in legal contexts to refer to a reasoned objection or plea.

Idioms with the word DEMUR

  • without demur The idiom "without demur" means to do something without hesitation, objection, or protest. It suggests acting promptly or willingly without expressing any doubt or disagreement.
  • demur at (something) The idiom "demur at (something)" means to hesitate, object, or express reluctance or unwillingness regarding something. It refers to showing reluctance or expressing doubt or reservation about a proposition, request, or action.
  • demur at sth The idiom "demur at something" means to object or express reluctance to do or agree with something. It implies a hesitation or resistance to accepting or complying with a particular idea, proposal, or action.

Similar spelling words for DEMUR

Plural form of DEMUR is DEMURS

Conjugate verb Demur


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