How is the word ‘dour’ pronounced?

The word rhymes with ‘sure’, ‘poor’, and ‘cure’. It is normally used to refer to a person’s appearance or his manner. When you say that an individual is dour what you mean is that he appears very serious and rather unhappy. He looks rather severe, gloomy and unfriendly.

*Surprisingly, the normally dour Harish became the life of the party.

 Source: ‘Know Your English’ – “The Hindu”  on Dec. 04, 2007

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