Synonyms for (adjective) dour

Synonyms: dark, dour, glowering, glum, saturnine, sour, sullen, moody, morose

Definition: showing a brooding ill humor

Usage: 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

Similar words: ill-natured

Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition


Synonyms: grim, dour, forbidding

Definition: harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

Usage: 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

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors


Synonyms: unyielding, dogged, dour, tenacious, persistent, pertinacious

Definition: stubbornly unyielding

Usage: 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

Similar words: unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn

Definition: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield