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Adjective: dour (dourer,dourest)  daw(-u)r or dûr
  1. Harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    "a dour, self-sacrificing life";
    - forbidding, grim
  2. Showing a brooding ill humour
    "the proverbially dour New England Puritan";
    - dark, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen
  3. Stubbornly persisting, refusing to give up
    "dour determination";
    - dogged, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding

Derived forms: dourest, dourer

See also: ill-natured, obstinate, stubborn, unpleasant, unregenerate

Encyclopedia: Dour