What is another word for dourly?

Pronunciation: [dˈa͡ʊ͡əli] (IPA)

Dourly is an adjective used to describe someone or something that is gloomy, stern or unyielding. There are several synonyms for dourly including morosely, sullenly, somberly, dismally, stonily, gravely and dull. Morosely is used to describe someone who is sad and withdrawn. Sullenly is another term used to describe someone who is moody and sulky. While somberly is used to describe a situation or mood that is serious and lacking in brightness or color. Dismally is used to describe a situation that is depressing or gloomy. Stonily is used to describe someone who is unresponsive or emotionless whereas gravely is used to describe a situation that is urgent or serious. Lastly, dull is used to describe someone or something that is lacking in interest or excitement.

What are the hypernyms for Dourly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for dourly?

Dourly is an adjective that describes someone who is surly, gloomy, or stern. Antonyms for dourly include cheerfully, brightly, and amiably. These words depict individuals who have a sunny disposition and a positive outlook on life. They are outgoing, happy, and easy to approach. Cheerfully is an adverb meaning in a cheerful manner, with a hopeful and positive attitude. Brightly is an adverb meaning in a bright manner, with an attractive or striking appearance. Amiably is an adverb that describes individuals who are kindly disposed and pleasant to be around. When someone is described as being any of these antonyms, they are seen as someone who will bring happiness, light, and joy into someone's life.

What are the antonyms for Dourly?

Usage examples for Dourly

Wiley shut down his jaws and smiled dourly.
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Dane Coolidge
Elmer Allen said dourly, I take it seriously.
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"Nothing," said Lockley dourly.
"Operation Terror"
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Related words: austerely, bleakly, dourly, gravely, morosely, severely

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