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dour

dour

 
pronunciation:
dur [or] daUr
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: sullen, ill-humored, or unfriendly.
synonyms:
crabbed, glum, long-faced, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen, surly
antonyms:
cheerful, friendly
similar words:
bad-tempered, forbidding, gloomy, hard, moody, stern, sulky
definition 2: harsh, stern, or severe.
synonyms:
grim, hard, harsh, rigorous, severe, stern, strict, stringent
similar words:
austere, demanding, rigid
definition 3: unyielding; obstinate.
synonyms:
obstinate, rigid, stern
similar words:
hard, implacable, refractory, strict
derivations: dourly (adv.), dourness (n.)