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Synonyms for dour
dʊər, daʊər, ˈdaʊ ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)

    stubbornly unyielding

    "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

    Synonyms:
    saturnine, relentless, sullen, grim, long, sour, morose, haunting, retentive, dark, unyielding, moody, tenacious, recollective, coherent, lasting, pertinacious, dogged, glowering, forbidding, unrelenting, glum, persistent

    Antonyms:
    docile, good-natured, pleasant

  2. dour, forbidding, grim(adj)

    harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

    "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

    Synonyms:
    down(p), dispirited, ominous, pertinacious, baleful, forbidding, sullen, dogged, dark, moody, disconsolate, threatening, glum, black, grisly, drear, minatory, low, unrelenting, down in the mouth, stern, blue, glowering, unappeasable, gruesome, sour, sinister, macabre, downhearted, grim, saturnine, tenacious, mordant, drab, downcast, menacing, unyielding, low-spirited, relentless, unforgiving, sick, gloomy, morose, ghastly, depressed, sorry, dingy, inexorable, dreary, dismal, persistent, minacious

    Antonyms:
    good-natured, pleasant, docile

  3. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(adj)

    showing a brooding ill humor

    "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"

    Synonyms:
    pertinacious, heavy, forbidding, glum, sullen, dogged, dark, moody, non-white, temperamental, threatening, coloured, disconsolate, dark-skinned, black, gloomy, drear, benighted, off, blue, glowering, obscure, sour, sinister, turned, grim, saturnine, tenacious, off-key, false, unyielding, sorry, drab, dingy, dreary, dismal, persistent, lowering, rancid, morose

    Antonyms:
    docile, pleasant, good-natured

Wiktionary

  1. dour(adjective)

    Unyielding and obstinate.

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, unyielding, obstinate

  2. dour(adjective)

    Expressing gloom or melancholy; sullenly unhappy.

    Synonyms:
    gloomy, dejected, melancholic, sullen

  3. dour(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    forbidding, stern, severe, harsh

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dour(a)

    Synonyms:
    hard, obstinate, sour

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Translations for dour

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  • عنيدArabic
  • намусен, строг, суров, мраченBulgarian
  • herbGerman
  • severa, aǔsteraEsperanto
  • austero, riguroso, taciturno, rigorista, inflexible, severo, obstinado, rígido, terco, melancólico, duro, despiadado, lúgubreSpanish
  • tylyFinnish
  • austère, rigoureux, lugubre, morose, sévère, obstiné, taciturne, rigide, entêté, têtu, mélancolique, dur, rigoriste, inflexibleFrench
  • cupoItalian
  • stuurs, afschrikwekkend, onverbiddelijkDutch
  • srogi, ponuryPolish
  • мрачный, строгий, непреклонный, суровыйRussian

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