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DREARY (drearier, dreariest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dreary mean? 

DREARY (adjective)
  The adjective DREARY has 2 senses:

1. causing dejection
2. lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

  Familiarity information: DREARY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DREARY (adjective)


Sense 1dreary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing dejection

Synonyms:

depressing; dismal; dreary; drear; dispiriting; gloomy; disconsolate; dingy; sorry; drab; grim; dark; blue

Context examples:

a blue day / the dark days of the war / a week of rainy depressing weather / a disconsolate winter landscape / the first dismal dispiriting days of November / a dark gloomy day / grim rainy weather

Similar:

cheerless; uncheerful (lacking cheer; depressing)


Sense 2dreary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

Synonyms:

drab; dreary

Context examples:

her drab personality / life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas / a series of dreary dinner parties

Similar:

dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)


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