dreariness


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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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

drea′ri·ly adv.
drea′ri·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dreariness - extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest
dullness - the quality of lacking interestingness; "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"

dreariness

noun
Translations
كآبَه، غَم
chmurnostponurost
kedsomhedtristhedtrøstesløshed
sivárság
drungi
kasvetlilik

dreariness

[ˈdrɪərɪnɪs] N [of landscape, weather] → lo inhóspito; [of routine, job] → monotonía f, lo aburrido

dreariness

nTrostlosigkeit f; (of job, life)Eintönigkeit f

dreariness

[ˈdrɪərɪnɪs] n (of landscape, weather) → tetraggine f; (of life) → squallore m; (of book, speech) → monotonia

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
References in classic literature ?
As they held their silent way along the margin of the pond, again Heyward and the scout stole furtive glances at its appalling dreariness.
How patiently did she endeavor to wrap Clifford up in her great, warm love, and make it all the world to him, so that he should retain no torturing sense of the coldness and dreariness without
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
My spirits infallibly rise in proportion to the outward dreariness.
The charm of life was gone; there was nothing but dreariness left.
Reed: the same ridge, black and blasted after the flames are dead, would have represented as meetly my subsequent condition, when half-an-hour's silence and reflection had shown me the madness of my conduct, and the dreariness of my hated and hating position.
There was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart--an unredeemed dreariness of thought which no goading of the imagination could torture into aught of the sublime.
our summer atones with its mildness for the dreariness and perils of our winter; it has even given me a colour, pale-face as I am--I can feel it burn on my cheek.
Coming in from the eastward, the bright colouring of the lightship marking the part of the river committed to the charge of an Admiral(the Commander-in-Chief at the Nore) accentuates the dreariness and the great breadth of the Thames Estuary.
She opened her treasure-drawer: there lay the ear-rings and the locket--the signs of all her short happiness--the signs of the lifelong dreariness that was to follow it.
He would never stand there again; it was gratuitous dreariness.
What tho' the moon - the white moon Shed all the splendour of her noon, Her smile is chilly - and her beam, In that time of dreariness, will seem(So like you gather in your breath) A portrait taken after death.