Origin of dour
synonym study for dour
OTHER WORDS FROM dourdourly, adverbdourness, noun
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How to use dour in a sentence
The tasting became known as the Judgment of Paris and was portrayed in the 2008 movie “Bottle Shock,” in which the jovial Spurrier was played by a dour Alan Rickman.Steven Spurrier blew up the wine world with the Judgment of Paris. His legacy lives on.|Dave McIntyre|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
Snyder grabbed the football where Nolan left it and sprinted ahead with an even more dour fictional world in Man of Steel and Batman v Superman.The Snyder Cut Is a Better Version of Justice League. But It Sets a Dangerous Precedent|Eliana Dockterman|March 15, 2021|Time
Occasionally dour analyst Stacy Rasgon at Bernstein Research tried to temper the joy somewhat.
Gin and short dresses defeated dour concern with the world’s problems.
The dour among us might point out that such parallels can only go so far.
This decline, not surprisingly, has engendered a dour mood among much of the yeomanry.In the Future We'll All Be Renters: America's Disappearing Middle Class|Joel Kotkin|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so the Libyan revolution was intoxicating, which is why the world watched it much more closely than the dour Syrian struggle.It’s Not the USA that Made Libya the Disaster it is Today|Ann Marlowe|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Queen Victoria had the reputation of being a humorless, dour battleaxe, a Terminator in bombazine.
His substitutions had no impact, his halftime team talks were ineffective, and his on-field strategy remained dour.
While it was a lifetime achievement for Goebel, it was another dour disappointment for Kwan: another Olympics and no gold medal.Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Chases Gold in Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Race|Nicholas McCarvel|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He reached the town in a dour mood of unrest, spite of the promise of wealth he carried in his pocket.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
After daring and trying and tiring, these dour men eventually turned adre, which is Cornish for homeward.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
Thornton's as dour as a door-nail; an obstinate chap, every inch on him,—th' oud bulldog!'North and South|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Through the garden with lowered eyes, past a dour-looking priest with a small paunch.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
Possibly these melancholy matters heightened the dour mood of my new friend, who stayed silent.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell