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English definition of “dour”

dour

adjective uk   /dʊər/ us    /dʊr/
(usually of a person's appearance or manner) unfriendly, unhappy, and very serious: The normally dour Mr James was photographed smiling and joking with friends.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourFeeling sad and unhappy
dourly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourFeeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of dour from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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