Antonyms of adj dour

3 senses of dour

Sense 1
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA stubborn) -> docile -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")

Sense 2
dour, forbidding, grim -- (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)

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 3
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA ill-natured) -> good-natured -- (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play")

Similarity of adj dour

3 senses of dour

Sense 1
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding -- (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")
       => stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Sense 2
dour, forbidding, grim -- (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)
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 3
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullen -- (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")
       => ill-natured (vs. good-natured) -- (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

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