dreary

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drea·ry

 (drîr′ē)
adj. drea·ri·er, drea·ri·est
1. Dismal; bleak.
2. Boring; dull: dreary tasks.

[Middle English dreri, bloody, frightened, sad, from Old English drēorig, bloody, sad, from drēor, gore; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

drea′ri·ly adv.
drea′ri·ness n.

dreary

(ˈdrɪərɪ)
adj, drearier or dreariest
1. sad or dull; dismal
2. wearying; boring
3. archaic miserable
Also (literary): drear
[Old English drēorig gory; related to Old High German trūreg sad]
ˈdrearily adv
ˈdreariness n

drear•y

(ˈdrɪər i)

adj. drear•i•er, drear•i•est.
1. causing sadness or gloom; dismal.
2. dull; boring; wearisome.
3. sorrowful; sad; melancholy.
[before 900; Middle English drery, Old English drēorig gory, cruel, sad]
drear′i•ly, adv.
drear′i•ness, n.
drear′i•some, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dreary - 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; "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"
2.dreary - causing dejection; "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"
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful - causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

dreary

dreary

adjective
Translations
قابِضٌ للصَّدْر، مُغِمكَئيب، مُثير للكآبَه
nudnýpochmurný
kedeligtristtrøstesløs
drungalegurleiîinlegur
niūrumasnykiainykumasnykus
drūmsgarlaicīgs
dolgočasenpust
can sıkıcıiç karartıcıkasvetlisıkıntı verici

dreary

[ˈdrɪərɪ] ADJ (drearier (compar) (dreariest (superl))) [landscape, weather] → gris, inhóspito; [life, work] → monótono, aburrido; [book, speech] → pesado

dreary

[ˈdrɪəri] adj (= dismal) [place] → triste; [life] → monotone; [day] → ennuyeux/euse

dreary

adj (+er) placetrostlos; hour, day, monthtrostlos, öde; job, lifeeintönig, monoton; clotheslangweilig; play, booklangweilig, öde

dreary

[ˈdrɪərɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (landscape) → tetro/a; (weather) → deprimente; (life) → squallido/a; (work, book, speech) → noioso/a, monotono/a

dreary

(ˈdriəri) adjective
1. gloomy. What dreary weather!
2. very dull. I've got to go to another dreary meeting tomorrow.
ˈdrearily adverb
ˈdreariness noun

dreary

a. monótono-a, escabroso-a, pesado-a.
References in classic literature ?
In the most forlorn and arid and dismal one of all, where the racked and splintered debris was thickest, where the ancient patches of snow lay against the very path, where the winds blew bitterest and the general aspect was mournfulest and dreariest, and furthest from any suggestion of cheer or hope, I found a solitary wee forget-me-not flourishing away, not a droop about it anywhere, but holding its bright blue star up with the prettiest and gallantest air in the world, the only happy spirit, the only smiling thing, in all that grisly desert.
You will often find a liberal who is applauded and esteemed by his fellows, but who is in reality the dreariest, blindest, dullest of conservatives, and is not aware of the fact.
Don't ask me to describe that most miserable of mortal meetings, that weariest and dreariest of human festivals
They would have no illusions, and a woman without illusions is the dreariest and most difficult thing to manage possible.
Young Powell thought that this was the dreariest evening aspect of the sea he had ever seen.
In hunger, as in battle, the ape-man out-savaged the dreariest denizens of the jungle.
It is cheap, even if you hear it in the Queen's Hall, dreariest music-room in London, though not as dreary as the Free Trade Hall, Manchester; and even if you sit on the extreme left of that hall, so that the brass bumps at you before the rest of the orchestra arrives, it is still cheap.
Why, when I started in, I had the dreariest, deadliest details imaginable.
Twixt rugged rocks did I suddenly stand alone, dreary in the dreariest moonlight.
Poor Lady Crawley's rose-garden became the dreariest wilderness.
Young women old in the vices of the commonest and worst life, were expected to profess themselves enthralled by the good child's book, the Adventures of Little Margery, who resided in the village cottage by the mill; severely reproved and morally squashed the miller, when she was five and he was fifty; divided her porridge with singing birds; denied herself a new nankeen bonnet, on the ground that the turnips did not wear nankeen bonnets, neither did the sheep who ate them; who plaited straw and delivered the dreariest orations to all comers, at all sorts of unseasonable times.
In the dingiest and dreariest of them our driver suddenly came to a stand.