how to pronounce demur


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demur is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of demur


  1. To cause delay to; to put off.
  2. To delay; to pause; to suspend proceedings or judgment in view of a doubt or difficulty; to hesitate; to put off the determination or conclusion of an affair.
  3. To linger; to stay; to tarry.
  4. To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about.
  5. To scruple or object; to take exception; to oppose; to balk.
  6. To interpose a demurrer.


  1. Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.

demur frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word demur occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics demur can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that demur can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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