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
Kirk-Duvoisin said the medieval parade wasn't supposed to dwell especially on the dour aspects of Saint Joan's life.
Jan Kruger/GettyImages Things looked dour earlier on in the summer with Pulis only completing a deal for China international Yuning Zhang and then immediately loaning the youngster to Werder Bremen for two years.
Nationally, Trump's overall approval ratings are dour.
Cleveland beat Phoenix 101-97 on Dec. 28, 2015, but James scored 14 points and was dour after the game.
After the Boston Celtics’ 91-81 victory Sunday at Little Caesars Arena — the Pistons’ sixth straight, reporters didn’t get dour Stan Van Gundy.
The dominant color scheme at Amass is industrial, dour concrete gray with iron accents.
FC Koln have been charged on dour accounts, including setting off fireworks inside the stadium and disruptive behaviour, whereas Arsenal have been penalised for blocking stairways.
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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