Meaning of dour


Pronunciation: (door, dour, dou'ur), [key]
— adj.
  1. sullen; gloomy: The captain's dour look depressed us all.
  2. severe; stern: His dour criticism made us regret having undertaken the job.
  3. (of land) barren; rocky, infertile, or otherwise difficult or impossible to cultivate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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