Examples of dour in a Sentence
She had a dour expression on her face.
the dour mood of the crowd
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Only an occasional quip or smile signals light beneath the dour surface.
But Nigeria's second-half display in Volgograd was arguably as good as any in the World Cup and came after a fairly dour first half in which the Super Eagles did not register a shot on target.
After a rough week for Bitcoin and its cryptocurrency cohorts, the bank for central banks is giving investors another reason to feel dour.
The Berlin Wall had fallen (figuratively, at that point), and Die Mannschaft had just won a third World Cup title, emerging from a grind of a tournament that suited its style of efficient, mistake-free and occasionally dour soccer.
In Virginia, things look pretty dour for Creigh Deeds.
North Korea is so hermetic that foreign intelligence agencies were not sure Mr. Kim was heir apparent until a few years before the death of his secretive and dour father.
If this is Avalanche’s Mad Max game, but less dour and self-involved?
Like Nebraska for Bruce Springsteen, Before These Crowded Streets is the intensely dour, anti-celebratory, confounding follow-up to a commercial blockbuster that floored fans of the band at the time and continues to intrigue new converts since.
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DOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dour for English Language Learners
: serious and unfriendly : silent and gloomy
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