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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
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