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dour
American English: /dʊr/
, /ˈdaʊ(ə)r/
British English: /ˈdʊə/
, /ˈdaʊə/

Translation of dour in Spanish:

adjective

  • a dour Scot
    un adusto escocés
    Example sentences
    • He looked like a dour, stern man and had a rather ominous air about him.
    • In his dour manner, he stated that he was the foreman of the team, and called over two other men whom he introduced.
    • Dire, dour and disappointing are three which spring instantly to mind.

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