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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
|Sense 1||dreary [BACK TO TOP]|
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
|Sense 2||dreary [BACK TO TOP]|
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
dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)
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