Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin probably from Scottish Gaelic dúr ‘dull, obstinate, stupid’, perhaps from Latin durus ‘hard’
Synonyms
  • bleak
  • glum
  • harsh
  • morose
  • sullen
  • surly
Antonyms
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • gentle
  • happy
  • nice
  • pleasant
  • cheery
Definition
relentlessly severe, stern, or gloomy in manner or appearance
Example
The new boss's dour criticism made the entire team feel like quitting.
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