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demur

de·mur

demur

 
 
pronunciation:
dih muhr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: demurred, demurring, demurs
definition: to object or indicate opposition to something.
When it was suggested that the requirement be dropped, many of the teachers demurred.
synonyms:
contradict, object
antonyms:
accede, acquiesce
similar words:
balk, challenge, contravene, decline, differ, disapprove, dissent, oppose, protest, remonstrate, scruple, stickle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of objecting or opposing.
synonyms:
objection, protest, remonstrance
antonyms:
accession
similar words:
challenge, dissent
definition 2: an objection itself.
synonyms:
objection, remonstrance
similar words:
challenge, difference, protest
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