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Dour vs. Sullen

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  • Dour (adjective)

    Stern, harsh and forbidding.

  • Dour (adjective)

    Unyielding and obstinate.

  • Dour (adjective)

    Expressing gloom or melancholy; sullen, gloomy

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Having a brooding ill temper; sulky.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Sluggish; slow.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Lonely; solitary; desolate.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Obstinate; intractable.

  • Sullen (noun)

    One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.

  • Sullen (noun)

    Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness.

    "to have the sullens"

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Dour (adjective)

    Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Lonely; solitary; desolate.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Gloomy; dismal; foreboding.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Mischievous; malignant; unpropitious.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Gloomily angry and silent; cross; sour; affected with ill humor; morose.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Obstinate; intractable.

  • Sullen (adjective)

    Heavy; dull; sluggish.

  • Sullen (noun)

    One who is solitary, or lives alone; a hermit.

  • Sullen (noun)

    Sullen feelings or manners; sulks; moroseness; as, to have the sullens.

  • Sullen

    To make sullen or sluggish.

Webster Dictionary
  • Dour (adjective)

    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"

    "men tenacious of opinion"

  • Dour (adjective)

    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"

  • Dour (adjective)

    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"

    "a sour temper"

    "a sullen crowd"

  • Sullen (adjective)

    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"

    "a sour temper"

    "a sullen crowd"

  • Sullen (adjective)

    darkened by clouds;

    "a heavy sky"

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