Synonyms of demur in English:


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See Spanish definition of objetar


1‘Mr Steed demurred when the suggestion was put to him’

raise objections, object, take exception, take issue, protest, lodge a protest, cavil, dissent
raise doubts, express doubt, express reluctance, express reservations, express misgivings, be unwilling, be reluctant, balk, hesitate, think twice, hang back, drag one's heels, refuse
informal be cagey, boggle, kick up a fuss, kick up a stink


1‘they accepted the ruling without demur’

objection, protest, protestation, complaint, dispute, dissent, carping, cavilling, recalcitrance, opposition, resistance
reservation, hesitation, reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination, lack of enthusiasm
doubts, qualms, misgivings, second thoughts
a murmur, a peep, a word, a sound
informal niggling, griping, grousing, boggling
Law demurrers
rare demurral