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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dour /ˈdʊ(ə)r, ˈdaʊ(ə)r/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dour a.  Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold. [Scot.]
    A dour wife, a sour old carlin.   --C. Reade.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: bulldog, dogged, pertinacious,
              tenacious, unyielding]
      2: 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 [syn:
         forbidding, grim]
      3: 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" [syn: dark, glowering, glum, moody, morose,
          saturnine, sour, sullen]