Pronunciation: (door, douur, dou'ur), [key]
1. sullen; gloomy: The captain's dour look depressed us all.
2. severe; stern: His dour criticism made us regret having undertaken the job.
3. Scot.(of land) barren; rocky, infertile, or otherwise difficult or impossible to cultivate.
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