Dour Definition

do͝or, dour
dourest
adjective
dourest
Marked by sternness or harshness; forbidding.
A dour, self-sacrificing life.
American Heritage
Hard; stern; severe.
Webster's New World
Sullen; gloomy; forbidding.
Webster's New World
Obstinate.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Dour

Adjective

Base Form:
dour
Superlative:
dourest

Origin of Dour

  • Middle English possibly from Middle Irish dúr probably from Latin dūrus hard deru- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin dūrus (“hard, stern”), or possibly from Middle Irish dúr.

    From Wiktionary

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