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    dour - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dour

    Definition
    (adj) stubbornly unyielding
    Example Sentence
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it
    • men tenacious of opinion
    Definition
    (adj) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    Synonyms : forbidding , grim
    Example Sentence
    • a dour, self-sacrificing life
    • a forbidding scowl
    • a grim man loving duty more than humanity
    • undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw
    Definition
    (adj) showing a brooding ill humor
    Synonyms : dark , glowering , glum , moody , morose , saturnine , sour , sullen
    Example Sentence
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dour

"Dour" looks like "sour." A person with a sour expression is clearly feeling very dour, that is, sullen and gloomy

He is so 'rude' he shows me the door (rhymes with dour) everytime I come to talk.

Dour can be pronounced as DOOR(i.e hard)->stubborn->determined

DO UR when ur parents scold u DO UR HOMEWORK,,, u feel dour,,, gloomy and sullen

DOUR sounds like TOUR Children stubbornly(unyieldingly) asks for going on Tour

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DOUR rhymes with BORE.(gloomy,sullen)

People generally stay Dooor (Distant in Hindi) from gloomy people.

dour - a sour dog is nothing but a dour

do it for sure

dour~door :a person keeps lookin at d door wen he is bored in d lec..

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