dour

dour
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. sour, sullen; harsh, hard.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. forbidding, gloomy, morose; see grim 1 , sullen .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.
[DOUR]
sullen, gloomy.
The unsmiling, dour clerk was terribly unhelpful.
SYN.: sullen, gloomy, morose, surly, glum, sour, stern, hard, grim, severe, forbidding, harsh, ill-humored.
ANT.: cheerful, good-humored, beaming
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Cold and forbidding: austere, bleak, grim, hard, harsh, severe, stark. See ATTITUDE, HOT. 2. Broodingly and sullenly unhappy: gloomy, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sulky, sullen, surly. See HAPPY.

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