In Britain's first TV debate, the dour PM faced a tough fight against his flashier Conservative rival.
The new prime minister, of course, is no Gordon Brown—a dour Scot with no gift for small talk.
Fourth, Gordon Brown is a dour, dithering, dry, dislikeable loser.
Too often Dawkins's anti-clerical rhetoric makes him seem like a dour and negative man.
More than the dour, establishment-tainted John McCain ever did, she inspired and energized millions of voters.
He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard Aberdonian accent.
Grim, dour, silent, it waited for the beginning of hostilities.
When they were so poor and the future so dour, how could she keep from earning a little money?
Nobody was surprised, since this dour officer had been in trouble before.
One murmured to another: "Magersfontein, dour, and this—you've had some successful battles."
bleak and gloomy
Latin durus 'hard'