- vi. 反对；抗辩；提出异议
- n. 异议；反对
- n. (Demur)人名；(德)德穆尔；(法)德米尔
de-, 向下，强调。-mor, 延迟，词源同moratorium.原义为延迟，引申词义反对，拒绝。
- demur:  Like its French cousin demeurer, demur originally meant ‘stay, linger’. It was not until the 17th century that the current sense, ‘raise objections’, developed, via earlier ‘delay’ and ‘hesitate in uncertainty’. The word comes via Old French demorer and Vulgar Latin *dēmorāre from Latin dēmorārī, a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix dē- and morārī ‘delay’ (source also of English moratorium ).
=> demure, moratorium
- demur (v.)
- c. 1200, "to linger, tarry, delay," from Old French demorer "delay, retard," from Latin demorari "to linger, loiter, tarry," from de- (see de-) + morari "to delay," from mora "a pause, delay" (see moratorium). Main modern sense of "raise objections" is first attested 1630s. Related: Demurred; demurring.
- 1. They accepted without demur.
- 2. When Scobie opened the door and stood aside for her to enter, she did so without demur.
- 3. O'Brien's servant, however, had admitted the two of them without demur.
- 但是, 奥勃良 的仆人二话不说, 让他们两人进来.
- 4. Without demur, they joined the party in my rooms.
- 5. In the end Nixon accepted our unanimous advice without demur.
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