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Meaning & Definition of Dour in English

English

Dour

/daʊər/

adjective

1. Stubbornly unyielding

  • "Dogged persistence"
  • "Dour determination"
  • "The most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"
  • "A mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- t.s.eliot
  • "Men tenacious of opinion"
    synonym:
  • dogged
  • ,
  • dour
  • ,
  • persistent
  • ,
  • pertinacious
  • ,
  • tenacious
  • ,
  • unyielding

2. Harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

  • "A dour, self-sacrificing life"
  • "A forbidding scowl"
  • "A grim man loving duty more than humanity"
  • "Undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- j.m.barrie
    synonym:
  • dour
  • ,
  • forbidding
  • ,
  • grim

3. Showing a brooding ill humor

  • "A dark scowl"
  • "The proverbially dour new england puritan"
  • "A glum, hopeless shrug"
  • "He sat in moody silence"
  • "A morose and unsociable manner"
  • "A saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- bruce bliven
  • "A sour temper"
  • "A sullen crowd"
    synonym:
  • dark
  • ,
  • dour
  • ,
  • glowering
  • ,
  • glum
  • ,
  • moody
  • ,
  • morose
  • ,
  • saturnine
  • ,
  • sour
  • ,
  • sullen