Examples of dour in a Sentence
She had a dour expression on her face.
the dour mood of the crowd
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Mr Jeyenbekov, a dour 58-year-old with all the panache of a Soviet apparatchik, beat his more dynamic rival, Omurbek Babanov, a 47-year-old businessman (and also a former prime minister) with 55% of the vote.
The dour view does not seem to be shared by all of Dimon’s top lieutenants however.
Four days later, he was slumped in a chair at a dour press conference in Couva, Trinidad, holding a plastic water bottle.
Newton’s excitement bothered some of the more dour segments of sports media, but that didn’t much matter as his team rolled over all comers.
Every show on any television network right now has a murder in it, or is dour. .
Unlike Michelangelo, who was dour and self-denying, Leonardo was generous and convivial, partial to robes of purple and pink.
The incessant rain is as dour as Harrison Ford’s facial expressions.
Lois is having depressing dreams, memorials are up, and the world is running low on hope, according to a dour Daily Planet headline.
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Synonymsaustere, grim, fierce, flinty, forbidding, gruff, intimidating, lowering (also louring), rough, rugged, severe, stark, steely, stern, ungentle
Antonymsbenign, benignant, gentle, mild, nonintimidating, tender
Related Wordsbleak, cold, hostile, inhospitable, inimical, unfriendly, unsympathetic; adamant, bound, determined, firm, intent, purposeful, resolute, resolved, steadfast, unflinching; fixed, hard, hardened, hardheaded, immovable, implacable, inflexible, ironhanded, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, self-willed, set, stiff, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful); immutable, unchangeable; black, cheerless, dark, gloomy, glum, joyless, melancholic, moody, morose, sulky, sullen, surly; brooding, grave, humorless, melancholy, serious, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weighty
Near Antonymsbland, meek, mellow, soft, soothing; easy, quiet, tranquil; agreeable, bright, cheerful, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, sweet; glad, happy, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, sunny; featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, playful, scatterbrained, silly
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