Adjective(1) stubbornly unyielding(2) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance(3) showing a brooding ill humor
(1) In a dour first half both teams were only able to score three goals, with Nimbin holding the lead by just four points.(2) In his dour manner, he stated that he was the foreman of the team, and called over two other men whom he introduced.(3) You must be, for the whole psychological profession, which is often very dour , very serious.(4) But after going upstairs for a shower he would grow uncommunicative and dour .(5) I hate to sign off on such a dour note but I'm afraid I'm going to have to.(6) Dire, dour and disappointing are three which spring instantly to mind.(7) It's all a bit dour , spindly trees where there are trees at all, and more than a few boarded-up stores.(8) However, given the dour nature of the contest, it appeared that summer holidays were closer to the player's minds.(9) This was a dour affair that did little to lift the hearts of the dedicated few who were in headquarters to cheer on their sides.(10) She said research suggested he was a ├ö├ç├┐quiet and dour man├ö├ç├û and not even that good-looking.(11) He looked like a dour , stern man and had a rather ominous air about him.(12) His smile no longer triggered the normal facial muscles, gradually projecting a slightly dour expression.(13) Steelwork was still the original somewhat dour black, and the pine-plank ceilings made the place feel dark.(14) Competitors will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the dour second round when there was an unprecedented number of blanks on a chilly river.(15) Photographs of him make him appear dour , and he lived a monkish kind of life.(16) He can come across as intensely serious about the game, even dour in the eyes of the fans, but this is as much a myth as so much in football.
1. stern ::
2. forbidding ::
3. dark ::
4. dogged ::
1. benign ::
2. benignant ::
3. gentle ::
4. mild ::
5. tender ::
Different Formsdour, dourer, dourest, dourly, dourness
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The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 23
I would have noticed your DOUR
head smacking into the archways.
Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 2
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