Definition of dour adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dour

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdaʊər//
     
    , NAmE//dʊr//
     
     
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  1. 1(of a person) giving the impression of being unfriendly and severe
  2. 2(of a thing, a place, or a situation) not pleasant; with no features that make it lively or interesting The city, drab and dour by day, is transformed at night. The game proved to be a dour struggle, with both men determined to win.
 
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