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
The trailers have made Infinity War look dour and self-serious.
After a dour look from the new teacher, Sun Juong made her way to her desk.
Or there’s the massive feast that Babette cooks for her dour neighbors that changes them entirely in Isak Dinesen’s Babette’s Feast.
Evertonians have called for the 63-year-old's departure over concerns about the dour football on display, inconsistent results and an arrogant demeanour from Allardyce that has alienated plenty of the fanbase.
The result is a series that's beautifully acted by an exceptional cast, and yet which won't be for everyone given its unrelentingly dour nature.
Though the series will reportedly be based on the original novels, The Witcher’s game incarnations are deeply influenced by Slavic mythology and, arguably, a dour Eastern European temperament.
As mysteries go, this one is a bit silly, and that's fine -- not every book has to be some dour, straight-faced odyssey of murder (those do have their place, see below).
Tax cuts, on the other hand, were fine with all but the most dour deficit hawks—the more the merrier.
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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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