Simple Definition of dour
: serious and unfriendly : silent and gloomy
Examples of dour in a sentence
She had a dour expression on her face.
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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Definition of dour for Students
: looking or being serious and unfriendly <a dour old man> <a dour expression>
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