drear


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drear

 (drîr)
adj.
Dreary.

drear

(drɪə)
adj
literary another word for dreary3

drear

(drɪər)

adj. Chiefly Literary.
dreary.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.drear - 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"

drear

adjective
References in classic literature ?
amid the earnest woes That crowd around my earthly path --(Drear path, alas!
Ere the moon has climbed the mountain, ere the rocks are ribbed with light, When the downward-dipping trails are dank and drear, Comes a breathing hard behind thee--snuffle-snuffle through the night-- It is Fear, O Little Hunter, it is Fear!
This house is dark and dull and drear No light doth shine from far or near Nor ever could.
(Epode) Such ills not I alone, He too our guest hath known, E'en as some headland on an iron-bound shore, Lashed by the wintry blasts and surge's roar, So is he buffeted on every side By drear misfortune's whelming tide, By every wind of heaven o'erborne Some from the sunset, some from orient morn, Some from the noonday glow.
Monarch of the regions drear, Aidoneus, hear, O hear!
Folds of scarlet drapery shut in my view to the right hand; to the left were the clear panes of glass, protecting, but not separating me from the drear November day.
When autumn nights were long and drear, And forest walks were dark and dim, How sweetly on the pilgrim's ear Was wont to steal the hermit's hymn
Dorothea sat down on the seat nearest to her, a long low ottoman in the middle of the room, and with her hands folded over each other on her lap, looked at the drear outer world.
The gentle rain which waters my beans and keeps me in the house today is not drear and melancholy, but good for me too.
No inhabitant of Brussels need wander far to search for solitude; let him but move half a league from his own city and he will find her brooding still and blank over the wide fields, so drear though so fertile, spread out treeless and trackless round the capital of Brabant.
"My dear fellow," the journalist replied with a drear autumnal cadence in his speech, like the moan of a leaf-laden wind, "I am afraid to be in.
Ah, too Fast Fade de Ro-o-ses of Pleasure; Soon Autumn yields unto Wi-i-nter Drear, Fleetly!