Dour in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Dour

forbidding and stern

Examples of Dour in a sentence

The dour man would not laugh at any of the comedian’s jokes.  🔊

As a teacher, I often have to look dour so my students will take me seriously when I give them instructions.  🔊

The dour police officer gave me a speeding ticket for going one mile over the maximum speed.  🔊

Because the coach was disappointed in his team’s behavior, he wore a dour expression when he gave his post-game speech.  🔊

The man who interviewed me had such a stern disposition I was afraid to smile during the interview.  🔊

When Matt looked at his mother’s dour face, he knew he was in trouble for staying out late.  🔊

Mrs. Smith is a dour teacher who seems to enjoy making children stand in the corner.  🔊

Although Jeremy had done nothing wrong, he became nervous when he saw the principal approaching with a dour look on his face.  🔊

The security guard’s dour expression told me I was not going to be able to slip backstage unnoticed.  🔊

Even the dour old woman could not resist a grin when she saw the beautiful newborn baby.  🔊

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