Translation of demur in Spanish:


objetar, v.

Pronunciation /dəˈmər/ /dɪˈməː/

See Spanish definition of objetar

intransitive verb demurring, demurred, demurred

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    to demur at sth poner(le) objeciones / reparos a algo
    • ‘I'm not a very good close reader of my own work,’ she demurs when asked to explain the meaning of an incident near the end of The Namesake.
    • Yet Stevenson demurs mildly, and says diplomatically: ‘I think actors often improvise in character in a scripted film, so it's not that unusual.’
    • When asked the age of her son she cheerfully demurs, claiming with some justification that such questions are normally only asked as a way of deducing her own age - dangerous information, which most sopranos prefer to keep to themselves.
    • He demurs: ‘Losing a battle does not mean you will lose the war.’
    • ‘I'm not interested in Hollywood,’ she demurs.
    • He demurs: any movement of a certain size will attract people who are ‘a bit fanatical’ but ‘you're never going to agree with all of them’.
    • ‘Not because I'm the best, but because I'm the fastest,’ he demurs in his New York-via-Edinburgh accent.
    • ‘No, no,’ he demurs, waving his hands in front of his face.
    • Humans, she demurs, are not accustomed to such ‘rapid changes,’ as she terminates the relationship.
    • ‘I couldn't possibly tell you,’ he demurs, looking vaguely embarrassed.
    • He demurs on the idea of stiffer criminal penalties, but suggests there may be a need for more sentencing guidelines on civil fraud and failed audits.
    • ‘I don't think I'll ever be in such a big hit as that again, because that's impossible,’ she demurs.
    • Keyes agrees the anthology ‘is very revealing’, but demurs from the notion her writing is closely tied to her experience.
    • Yet every time he's asked about his influence, English demurs, deflects all credit onto the team, the players.
    • She's not unmoved, but demurs because she doesn't want to complicate their arrangement.
    • ‘Gee, Bob,’ Fisher smartly demurred, ‘I'm not sure if that's advisable at this point.’
    • ‘I can't tell you,’ he demurred during the salad course.
    • ‘So I've heard,’ I demurred, moving farther down the aisle in search of something for my own late night viewing.
    • ‘You'll have to talk to the industry spokespeople about that,’ he demurred.
    • Greenspan agreed with his diagnosis, but demurred.


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    without demur sin poner objeciones / reparos
    • Those of us who demur are labelled ‘self-haters’.
    • Much, and much of the best, criticism in the past decade has been thus motivated; we now know a poet less quaint, less demur, and more politically engaged than previous generations might have imagined.
    • Prudie has long felt that the reflexive, polite demur is not necessary when people are impertinently out of line, either with their advice or their questions.
    • Workers and unions are enjoined to accept wage cuts without too much demur, provided they are satisfied jobs would be saved.
    • You can plead by way of reply and demur, can you not?