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ar·id

 (ăr′ĭd)
adj.
1. Lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or woody plants: an arid climate.
2. Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull: a technically perfect but arid musical performance.

[Latin āridus, from ārēre, to be dry; see as- in Indo-European roots.]

a·rid′i·ty (ə-rĭd′ĭ-tē), ar′id·ness n.

arid

(ˈærɪd)
adj
1. having little or no rain; dry; parched with heat
2. devoid of interest
[C17: from Latin āridus, from ārēre to be dry]
aridity, ˈaridness n
ˈaridly adv

ar•id

(ˈær ɪd)

adj.
1. extremely dry; parched: arid land.
2. barren or unproductive due to lack of moisture: arid farmland.
3. lacking vitality or imagination; sterile.
[1645–55; (< French) < Latin āridus=ār(ēre) to be dry + -idus -id4; compare ash1]
a•rid•i•ty (əˈrɪd ɪ ti) ar′id•ness, n.
ar′id•ly, adv.
syn: See dry.

ar·id

(ăr′ĭd)
Very dry, especially having less rainfall than is needed to support most trees or woody plants: an arid climate; an arid region.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arid - lacking sufficient water or rainfallarid - lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"
dry - free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
2.arid - lacking vitality or spiritarid - lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"

arid

adjective
2. boring, dull, tedious, dreary, dry, tiresome, lifeless, colourless, uninteresting, flat, uninspired, vapid, spiritless, jejune, as dry as dust She had given him the only joy his arid life had ever known.
boring interesting, spirited, exciting, stimulating, sexy (informal), lively, vivacious

arid

adjective
1. Having little or no liquid or moisture:
2. Having little or no precipitation:
Translations
قاحِل، جاف، مُجْدِب
suchývyprahlý
tørufrugtbar
skrælnaîur, òurr
išdžiūvęsmenkasmenkumassausassausringumas
izkaltissauss

arid

[ˈærɪd] ADJ (lit, fig) → árido

arid

[ˈærɪd] adj [region, land, area, desert, climate] → aride

arid

adj (lit) countryside, soildürr; climatetrocken, arid (spec); (fig) subjecttrocken, nüchtern; existencefreudlos, öd

arid

[ˈærɪd] adjarido/a (fig) → piatto/a

arid

(ˈӕrid) adjective
dry. The soil is rather arid.
aˈridity noun
ˈaridness noun
References in classic literature ?
One of them said, "The Sun, now while he is single, parches up the marsh, and compels us to die miserably in our arid homes.
They roamed an enormous tract of arid and semi-arid land between forty and eighty degrees south latitude, and bounded on the east and west by two large fertile tracts.
We have already assigned three causes on which it will depend; nature, custom, and reason, arid shown what sort of men nature must produce for this purpose; it remains then that we determine which we shall first begin by in education, reason or custom, for these ought always to preserve the most entire harmony with each other; for it may happen that reason may err from the end proposed, and be corrected by custom.
Now runneth she foolishly in the arid wilderness, and seeketh and seeketh the soft sward--mine old, wild wisdom!
Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness.
He did not know how wide a country, arid and precipitous, must be crossed before the traveller through life comes to an acceptance of reality.
He fancied she would not throw stones, and would go simply arid directly to see Anna, and would receive her in her own house.
I had been dreaming that I was bathing in a running stream, with green banks and trees upon them, and I awoke to find myself in this arid wilderness, and to remember, as Umbopa had said, that if we did not find water this day we must perish miserably.
The ape-man feared from what he judged of the location of the machine that it had fallen among the almost impassable gorges of the arid country just beyond the fertile basin that was bounded by the hills to the east of him.
IN the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilisation.
Ever since they had got among these barren and arid hills where there was a deficiency of grass, they had met with no buffaloes; those animals keeping in the grassy meadows near the streams.
Xavier Lavalle, in the name of the Law, descend arid submit to process for outrage of domicile.