Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de demur

(verbo) 
Definition
to show reluctance
At first I demurred when he asked me to do it.
Sinônimos
object
We objected strongly.
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protest
Women took to the streets to protest against the arrests.
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doubt
Stop doubting and start loving.
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pause
He paused briefly before answering.
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hesitate
She hesitated, debating whether to answer the phone.
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balk
Even biology graduates may balk at animal experiments.
,
take exception
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cavil
This is not the time to cavil about petty details.
(substantivo) 
Definition
without objecting
She entered without demur.
Sinônimos
objection
This objection has obviously been dropped.
,
protest
a protest against people's growing economic hardship
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dissent
He has responded harshly to any dissent.
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hesitation
The board said it had no hesitation in rejecting the offer.
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misgiving
She had some misgivings about what she was about to do.
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qualm
I had a sudden qualm that all might not be well.
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scruple
a man with no moral scruples
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compunction
I had no compunction about stealing from my parents.
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demurral
,
demurrer

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of balk
Definition
to recoil
Even biology graduates may balk at animal experiments.
in the sense of cavil
Definition
to raise annoying petty objections
This is not the time to cavil about petty details.
Sinônimos
find fault,
beef (slang),
kvetch (US, slang),
hypercriticize,
nit-pick (informal)
in the sense of compunction
Definition
a feeling of guilt or regret
I had no compunction about stealing from my parents.
Sinônimos
scruples,
stab or sting of conscience,
work out

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