HyperDic: dour

English > 3 senses of the word dour:
ADJECTIVEalldour, dogged, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingstubbornly unyielding
alldour, forbidding, grimharshly uninviting / uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
alldour, dark, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullenshowing a brooding ill humor
dour > pronunciation
Soundsdaw'er; daw'r
Rhymesbellflower ... willpower: 32 rhymes with awer...
Adenauer ... sour: 9 rhymes with awr...
English > dour: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningstubbornly unyielding.
Example "dour determination"
Synonymsdogged, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding
Broaderstubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Spanishinflexible, pertinaz, porfiado, tenaz
Catalaninflexible, pertinaç, porfidiós, tenaç
English > dour: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningharshly uninviting / uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance.
Example"a dour, self-sacrificing life"
Synonymsforbidding, grim
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishadusto, austero, duro, severo
Catalanadust, auster, dur, sever
English > dour: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing a brooding ill humor.
Example "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"
Synonymsdark, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen
Broaderill-naturedHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
Spanishadusto, agrio, austero, desabrido, hosco, lúgubre, malhumorado, retraïdo, saturnino, sombrío, taciturno
Catalanadust, agre, auster, esquerp, lúgubre, retret, sorrut, taciturn
Adverbsdourlyin a sullen manner

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