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 ?
This will I do, dear Queen, and never leave his dreary home, till the sunlight falls on flowers fair as those that bloom in our own dear land.
The church was in one of the dreary quarters of London, situated between the City and the West End; the day was dull; the atmosphere was heavy and damp.
Dreary Deserts Between Snake River and the Columbia.
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.
It was the look wherewith a man, brooding alone over some fearful object, in a dreary forest or illimitable desert, would recognize the familiar aspect of his dearest friend, bringing up all the peaceful ideas that belong to home, and the gentle current of every-day affairs.
Peering over the railings and through the black trees into the garden of the Square, you see a few miserable governesses with wan- faced pupils wandering round and round it, and round the dreary grass-plot in the centre of which rises the statue of Lord Gaunt, who fought at Minden, in a three-tailed wig, and otherwise habited like a Roman Emperor.
I never found the season so dreary before; but this happy meeting will make us young again.
It is in the slow, changed life that follows; in the time when sorrow has become stale, and has no longer an emotive intensity that counteracts its pain; in the time when day follows day in dull, unexpectant sameness, and trial is a dreary routine,--it is then that despair threatens; it is then that the peremptory hunger of the soul is felt, and eye and ear are strained after some unlearned secret of our existence, which shall give to endurance the nature of satisfaction.
It was as if a new birth, with stronger assimilations than the first, had converted the forest-land, still so uncongenial to every other pilgrim and wanderer, into Hester Prynne's wild and dreary, but life-long home.
It is not so much because I wish to read the book for its own sake, as because winter is coming on, when the evenings will be long and dreary, and one will want to read at least SOMETHING.
Dreary, chill November was howling out of doors, and vexing the atmosphere with sudden showers of wintry rain, or sometimes with gusts of snow, that rattled like small pebbles against the windows.
The pauses in the dull beating of the surf were filled up by the dreary rustling of the dwarf trees near the grave, and the cold faint bubble of the brook over its stony bed.