dourly
adverb see dour

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dourly — dour ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very severe, stern, or gloomy. DERIVATIVES dourly adverb dourness noun. ORIGIN probably from Scottish Gaelic, dull, obstinate, stupid …   English terms dictionary

  • dourly — adverb in a sullen manner (Freq. 1) he sat in his chair dourly • Syn: ↑sullenly, ↑glumly • Derived from adjective: ↑glum (for: ↑glumly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dourly — See dour. * * * …   Universalium

  • dourly — adverb In a dour manner …   Wiktionary

  • dourly — adv. gloomily, in a serious manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dourly — dour·ly …   English syllables

  • dour — dourly, adv. dourness, n. /door, doweur, dow euhr/, adj. 1. sullen; gloomy: The captain s dour look depressed us all. 2. severe; stern: His dour criticism made us regret having undertaken the job. 3. Scot. (of land) barren; rocky, infertile, or… …   Universalium

  • glumly — adverb in a sullen manner he sat in his chair dourly • Syn: ↑dourly, ↑sullenly • Derived from adjective: ↑glum, ↑sullen (for: ↑sullenly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sullenly — adverb in a sullen manner (Freq. 2) he sat in his chair dourly • Syn: ↑dourly, ↑glumly • Derived from adjective: ↑glum (for: ↑glumly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • dour — [[t]dʊ͟ə(r), da͟ʊ ə(r)[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as dour, you mean that they are very serious and unfriendly. ...a dour, taciturn man... No wonder he looked so dour. Derived words: dourly ADV GRADED usu ADV with v, also ADV adj… …   English dictionary

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