Examples of dour in a Sentence
She had a dour expression on her face.
the dour mood of the crowd
Recent Examples of dour from the Web
Coleman made the long, slow trek into the locker room with a dour look on his face.
The pope looked dour and pinched standing next to the president.
In a photo that quickly went viral, Pope Francis posed next to the president with a dour look while Trump grinned.
Rather, Scott is a dour minister who preaches in heavy and sludgy rhetoric, posing commonplace conundrums as grand philosophical ponderings.
While both the United States and Japan are in recession, economists are forecasting a U.S. recovery early next year, but have a decidedly dour outlook on when Japan may dig itself out of its decade-long economic slump.
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Origin and Etymology of dour
Middle English, from Latin durus hard — more at during
First Known Use: 14th century
DOUR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dour for English Language Learners
: serious and unfriendly : silent and gloomy
DOUR Defined for Kids
Definition of dour for Students
: looking or being serious and unfriendly a dour old man a dour expression
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