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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Unfriendly and sullen.

Usage examples (36)
  • She wore a dour expression as she read the letter from the landlord.
  • A dour, self-sacrificing life
  • Don't just pull on your beer-stained jeans and set your scruffy mug on "dour" - show some pizzazz, some pep.
  • A woman in the leadership team can be useful to belance Brown's "dour" image. for more
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  • Despite "dour" (gloomy) looks from the others, she proved she was a "doer" (one who does things) and took the "dewar" (a glass container for holding liquid) filled with tea into the room full of dignitaries.
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