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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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London narrowly missed being last on the list, as Wales was deemed to have the dourest population.
It is odd that Gordon Brown, who gives every impression of being the dourest of Chancellors, should have presided over an explosion in legalised gambling.
It would be great to see Angelina's glamour on the dourest of our soaps, but can you imagine the look on Dot's face when faced with Angelina's dirty hot pants in the launderette.
Unfortunately for them, one of Europe's dourest nations paid the price for this previously unseen adventurous streak, and lost the fixture.
Under Michael's spell, the youngsters take a trip to the House of Commons where their comments on the Prime Minister and politicians would bring a smile to the faces of the dourest backbenchers.
Kyros Walker's photographs link these events in Coleridge's travels and they are very fine showing coloured panoramas of lochs and shore edges, along with the dourest of Scottish architecture.
Saints manager Paul Sturrock took great offence when it was suggested the Perth side were one of the dourest in the Scottish top-flight last term.
Scotland's dourest, dampest summer for decades was officially declared "horriblis" yesterday - by royal decree.
Failing to get past the Champions League group stage or Reading in the third round of the FA Cup, playing the dourest football since Gerard Houllier's dog days, while mired in a relentless civil war, says a bit more.
But with the spicily-witty dialogue, character coded costumes, in jokes, Huppert hamming up the amateur-dramatics magnificently as the neurotic Augustine and Deneuve and Ardant rolling round the floor in a catfight, only the dourest of auteurist diehards won't find much to enjoy.
But that dourest of individuals - Nick Faldo - let his feelings for Ballesteros show when he insisted that his skipper has done for European golf what Arnold Palmer did in America.
TWO red cards, two penalties and enough action to keep even the dourest of cynics amused.
Never exactly a bundle of smiles and sunshine, this is one of his dourest novels and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce gives it the full gloom and doom in a tale of greed, progress, love, loss and atonement.