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 for dour
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dour \Dour\, a. [Cf. F. dur, L. durus.]
     Hard; inflexible; obstinate; sour in aspect; hardy; bold.
     [1913 Webster]
           A dour wife, a sour old carlin.          --C. Reade.
     [1913 Webster] Doura

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of
             opinion" [syn: dogged, dour, persistent,
             pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding]
      2: 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"- J.M.Barrie [syn:
         dour, forbidding, grim]
      3: 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"-
         Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" [syn: dark,
         dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine,
         sour, sullen]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  110 Moby Thesaurus words for "dour":
     Spartan, Spartanic, adamant, adamantine, astringent, austere,
     authoritarian, beetle-browed, black, black-browed, bleak,
     cast-iron, cheerless, cold, crabbed, dark, dejected, demanding,
     dismal, dreary, dumpish, exacting, exigent, firm, flinty,
     forbidding, frowning, fundamentalist, gloomy, glowering, glum,
     grim, grum, hard, hard-core, hard-nosed, hardy, harsh, hidebound,
     immovable, immutable, implacable, impliable, inclement, inelastic,
     inexorable, inflexible, intransigent, iron, ironbound, ironclad,
     ironhanded, irreconcilable, lowering, melancholy, meticulous,
     moodish, moody, mopey, moping, mopish, morose, mumpish,
     muscle-bound, obdurate, obstinate, orthodox, procrustean, purist,
     puristic, puritan, puritanic, relentless, rigid, rigorist,
     rigoristic, rigorous, rock-ribbed, rockbound, rough, rugged,
     saturnine, scowling, severe, sour, steely, stern, stiff,
     straightlaced, straitlaced, strict, stringent, stubborn, sulky,
     sullen, surly, tough, ugly, unaffected, unalterable, unbending,
     unchangeable, uncompromising, unfriendly, ungentle, ungiving,
     unmoved, unrelenting, unsparing, unyielding

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