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.  🔊

Other words in the Harsh category:

WATCH our daily vocabulary videos and LEARN new words in a fun and exciting way!

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel to keep video production going! Visit to watch our FULL library of videos.

Most Searched Words (with Video)