Definition of 'dour'
Example sentences containing 'dour'
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He's a dour stayer but would probably prefer softer ground and this is a rise in class. The Sun (2016)Modern football managers tend to the dour and serious. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the show is also a bit dour and static. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His set was a rather more dour affair. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This dour stayer has been running well in some of the better marathon races this season. The Sun (2013)The testing ground is ideal for this dour stayer. The Sun (2010)He is a dour stayer and is unexposed over marathon distances. The Sun (2012)It was a pretty dour affair. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In fact they are surprisingly serious, almost dour. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This sounds a bit dour but you've got to enjoy that side of it as well. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This dour stayer was touched off in the Cesarewitch. The Sun (2016)He is a dour stayer so the step up to 4m should suit. The Sun (2013)It was a poor game, strewn with errors and a dour affair. The Sun (2012)I have always seen him as a bit uptight and dour. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I find this painting rather gloomy and dour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It transpires that this rather dour, irascible man was quite a showman when it came to telling a story. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)He made a promising chase debut at Newbury and has always looked a dour stayer so this extra distance suits. The Sun (2015)She makes dubstep, a genre sometimes deathly serious and dour, seem like fun. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Love You would expect her to be a rather dour woman, obsessed with death. The Sun (2009)But then came his rather dour appearance at last Friday's media engagements. The Sun (2012)Belgium, unscathed in an agreeable group, have been dour rather than exciting and their principal asset may be their defensive capability. Times, Sunday Times (2014)HELL hath no fury like a lower-league striker given the freedom of the airwaves after a dour 0-0 draw in an athletics stadium. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He said: 'It is a bit dour and that is a bit surprising given the amount of money spent on players who must have been in demand. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'dour'
Used Occasionally. dour is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'dour'
British English: dour ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as dour, you mean that they are very serious and unfriendly.
...a dour, taciturn man.
Definition of dour from the Collins English Dictionary
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