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The reason people demur is that the factual basis of this assertion is very thin.

The intelligence officers at the bomb scene do not demur from this assessment.

And so it goes again: Democrats claim a knockout, Republicans demur.

Should you suggest something inspired or adventurous, many chefs will demur and revert to their been-there, drank-that pairing.

But if another, more prominent name were suggested for the position, Mrs. Clinton may demur.

Marie proposed that he take a walk with David, and Frederick consented without the slightest demur.

Gaston seemed to demur, but Félice overruled him imperiously.

It was arranged so, with only a little demur from Mrs. Millar, over-ruled by her husband.

She made no demur, but sat down to the piano and began to sing.

Sangiorgio had no time to demur or even to reply; he at once found himself beside the carriage.


On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demur, such as: hesitate, vacillate, waver, balk, cavil, and challenge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.