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 ?
One forlorn fragment of dollanity had belonged to Jo and, having led a tempestuous life, was left a wreck in the rag bag, from which dreary poorhouse it was rescued by Beth and taken to her refuge.
Wash-day was interesting, never dreary, at the Harlings'.
that sheet of dull and dreary water, then, is the sepulcher of the brave men who fell in the contest.
When the sound subsided, the silence through the house was deep, dreary, and oppressive, notwithstanding that the tongues of many of the guests had already been loosened by a surreptitious cup or two of wine or spirits.
At all events, I, the present writer, as their representative, hereby take shame upon myself for their sakes, and pray that any curse incurred by them -- as I have heard, and as the dreary and unprosperous condition of the race, for many a long year back, would argue to exist -- may be now and henceforth removed.
Then, as he wended his way by swamp and stream and awful woodland, to the farmhouse where he happened to be quartered, every sound of nature, at that witching hour, fluttered his excited imagination, --the moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside, the boding cry of the tree toad, that harbinger of storm, the dreary hooting of the screech owl, to the sudden rustling in the thicket of birds frightened from their roost.
I got up and looked a moment, through the twilight, at the gray pool and its blank, haunted edge, and then I took, back to the house, my dreary and difficult course.
With anxious grapnels I had sounded my pocket, and only brought up a few pieces of silver, --So, wherever you go, Ishmael, said I to myself, as I stood in the middle of a dreary street shouldering my bag, and comparing the gloom towards the north with the darkness towards the south --wherever in your wisdom you may conclude to lodge for the night, my dear Ishmael, be sure to inquire the price, and don't be too particular.
But after each of these interruptions, the desolate procession would begin again--the procession of dreary little buildings.
The vehicle, therefore, rumbled on, through long, dark stretches of woodland,--over wide dreary plains,--up hills, and down valleys,--and on, on, on they jogged, hour after hour.
A table d'ho^te dinner is a tedious affair for a man who seldom touches anything after the three first courses; therefore I used to do some pretty dreary waiting because of my fears.
They were empty and still, and hadn't a cheerful look, but looked dreary, like a theatre before anybody comes - gas turned down.