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    dour - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dour

    (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
    (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
    (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.

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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

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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