|1.||[ adjective ] harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance|
"a dour, self-sacrificing life" "a forbidding scowl" "a grim man loving duty more than humanity" "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
|2.||[ adjective ] stubbornly unyielding|
|Synonyms:||dogged tenacious pertinacious unyielding bulldog|
"dogged persistence" "dour determination" "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics" "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot "men tenacious of opinion"
|3.||[ adjective ] showing a brooding ill humor|
|Synonyms:||sullen morose glowering moody saturnine sour glum dark|
"a dark scowl" "the proverbially dour New England Puritan" "a glum, hopeless shrug" "in moody silence" "a morose and unsociable manner" "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven "a sour temper"