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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

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showing a brooding ill humor

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Tiger Tim has already bequeathed Centre Court to an equally dour and uncharismatic Scot - or that's what we supposed.
All over Europe, the fringes of suburbia are blighted by the dreary apparatus of industry--undecorated sheds and dour offices in glum lots girdled by sterile acres of parking.
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.
Previous dour assessments of clinical judgment have often rested on selective reviews of investigations that frequently contain methodological problems, contends project director Paul M.
BNA) -- The Housing Ministry today started designating the beneficiaries of 75 housing units in the Jaw and Al Dour housing projects.
Security sources added that al-Douri visited the Sunni demonstrators in Tikrit before going to Dour area, where he has a great number of supporters.
Remote, dour and windswept, rather like actor Douglas Henshall who led the investigation, Shetland was hardly showcased in all its splendour.
The driver's dour mood after the Italian win suggested to some he'd already agreed a move to Mercedes as Michael Schumacher's replacement.