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Meaning & Definition of Dour in English





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"
  • 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
  • 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"
  • dark,
  • dour,
  • glowering,
  • glum,
  • moody,
  • morose,
  • saturnine,
  • sour,
  • sullen

Examples of using

She gave us a dour look when we suggested that she apologize.