dour


dour

adjective \ˈdr, ˈda(-ə)r\

: serious and unfriendly : silent and gloomy

Full Definition of DOUR

1
:  stern, harsh
3
:  gloomy, sullen
dour·ly adverb
dour·ness noun

Examples of DOUR

  1. She had a dour expression on her face.
  2. the dour mood of the crowd

Origin of DOUR

Middle English, from Latin durus hard — more at during
First Known Use: 14th century

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