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dour

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adjective \ˈdu̇r, ˈdau̇(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of dour

  • : serious and unfriendly : silent and gloomy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dour

dourly

adverb

dourness

noun

Examples of dour in a sentence

  1. She had a dour expression on her face.

  2. the dour mood of the crowd



Origin and Etymology of dour

Middle English, from Latin durus hard — more at during


First Known Use: 14th century


DOUR Defined for Kids

dour

play
adjective \ˈdau̇r, ˈdu̇r\

Definition of dour for Students

  1. :  looking or being serious and unfriendly <a dour old man> <a dour expression>




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