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Meaning of DREARY

Pronunciation:  'dreeree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
  2. [adj]  lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties"

DREARY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cheerless, dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dull, gloomy, sorry, uncheerful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drear"y\, a. [Compar. {Drearier}; superl. {Dreariest}.]
[OE. dreori, dreri, AS. dre['o]rig, sad; akin to G. traurig,
and prob. to AS. dre['o]san to fall, Goth. driusan. Cf.
{Dross}, {Drear}, {Drizzle}, {Drowse}.]
1. Sorrowful; distressful. [Obs.] `` Dreary shrieks.''

2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations;
   comfortless; dismal; gloomy. `` Dreary shades.'' --Dryden.
   ``The dreary ground.'' --Prior.

         Full many a dreary anxious hour.      --Keble.

         Johnson entered on his vocation in the most dreary
         part of that dreary interval which separated two
         ages of prosperity.                   --Macaulay.

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