What does Dour mean?

Definitions for Dourdʊər, daʊər, ˈdaʊ ər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Dour.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)

    stubbornly unyielding

    "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"

  2. dour, forbidding, grim(adj)

    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

  3. dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen(adj)

    showing a brooding ill humor

    "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"


  1. dour(Adjective)

    Stern, harsh and forbidding.

  2. dour(Adjective)

    Unyielding and obstinate.

  3. dour(Adjective)

    Expressing gloom or melancholy; sullenly unhappy.

  4. Origin: From durus, or possibly from dúr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dour(adj)

    hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. dur, L. durus.]


  1. Dour

    Dour is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 16,810 inhabitants. The total area is 33.32 km², giving a population density of 505 inhabitants per km². Since 1989 Dour has hosted the annual Dour Festival, an alternative music festival. Dour is often considered the western end of the sillon industriel, the former industrial backbone of Wallonia.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dour

    dōōr, adj. (Scot.) obstinate: bold. [Fr.,—L. durus, hard.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dour in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for Dour

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • намусен, строг, суров, мраченBulgarian
  • herbGerman
  • severa, aǔsteraEsperanto
  • austero, riguroso, taciturno, rigorista, inflexible, severo, obstinado, rígido, terco, melancólico, duro, despiadado, lúgubreSpanish
  • tylyFinnish
  • austère, rigoureux, lugubre, morose, sévère, obstiné, taciturne, rigide, entêté, têtu, mélancolique, dur, rigoriste, inflexibleFrench
  • cupoItalian
  • stuurs, afschrikwekkend, onverbiddelijkDutch
  • srogi, ponuryPolish
  • мрачный, строгий, непреклонный, суровыйRussian

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