5 letter word starting with dem

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
demi- A prefix, signifying half.
demit verb t. To let fall; to depress., To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one’s self to humble duties., To lay down, as an office; to resign.
demon noun A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology., One’s genius; a tutelary spirit or internal voice; as, the demon of Socrates., An evil spirit; a devil.
demur verb i. To linger; to stay; to tarry., 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., To scruple or object; to take exception; as, I demur to that statement., To interpose a demurrer. See Demurrer, 2., To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about., To cause delay to; to put off., Stop; pause; hesitation as to proceeding; suspense of decision or action; scruple.