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Synonyms for dour

Synonyms for dour

cold and forbidding

broodingly and sullenly unhappy

Synonyms for dour

harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

Related Words

showing a brooding ill humor

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King lit up a dour second half with a scissor-kick that was only inches above the bar.
But his dour band of pacifists does not speak for all poets.
His new book, Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America (Dutton), is a popular antidote to the dour doomsday genre epitomized by Robert Bork's 1997 jeremiad on moral decay, Slouching Towards Gomorrah.
but there is one thing he will never alter - his dour TV image.
The first is that the appearance of the author, in the nineteenth-century sense of the word, is the outcome of the shift from the predominantly oral trouba dour poetry, as Holmes takes it to have been, to the anthologies compiled from the middle of the thirteen century onward by either poet or scribe.
To better accommodate your postings we've added topic-driven discussion forums to several of dour online departments.
Although he still vacillated between passages of extreme consciousness and others of noodling vagueness, he nevertheless created some of his most exquisite dance moments--imagery and mood that combined the beauty of Matisse's painting The Bathers with the dour subjectivity of a Francis Bacon portrait.
In an example she gives, it is possible that if two siblings have dour, undemonstrative parents, one could imagine them reacting in opposite ways: one might become dour and undemonstrative, and the other might become lively and effervescent in compensation for her gloomy home.
Nasdaq: CYSP), a leading online retailer and Tops Appliance City (Nasdaq: TOPS), a leading consumer electronics, appliance and computer retailer, today announced the appointment of Jean Pierre Le Dour as General Manager of electronics.
Previous dour assessments of clinical judgment have often rested on selective reviews of investigations that frequently contain methodological problems, contends project director Paul M.
News reports from Florida suggest that Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed may not be the dour, fun-hating theocrat many Americans have thought.
Myers' presentation ended with some dour predictions.
While grateful for the shelter the homes offered, the women expressed their irritation at the dour classes scheduled for their improvement.
BNA) -- The Housing Ministry today started designating the beneficiaries of 75 housing units in the Jaw and Al Dour housing projects.