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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdourdour /dʊə, ˈdaʊə $ daʊr, dʊr/ adjective  1 UNFRIENDLYserious, never smiling, and unfriendly2 FRIGHTENEDa dour place is one that is plain and dull, and where people do not have any fundourly adverb
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dourIn spite of what some nonscientists think, scientists are not necessarily dour.His expression seems dour, chastened around the edges.Nelly watched the thoughts chasing each other across his dour countenance.And the only nickname anyone has come up with for the dour former Stanford star is, well, Mike.a dour reminderIt was a dour struggle between two workmanlike teams.The Neo-Expressionists mostly seem too dour to qualify - and most do not make prints on a sufficiently regular basis.
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