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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 ?
Darker and darker and drearier and drearier the prospect drew, until the carriage stopped at last, and Mrs.
A phrenologist and a mesmerizer came -- and went again and left the village duller and drearier than ever.
The sportive sunlight -- feebly sportive, at best, in the predominant pensiveness of the day and scene -- withdrew itself as they came nigh, and left the spots where it had danced the drearier, because they had hoped to find them bright.
It is easy, for the moment, to tread the narrow way, looking neither to the right nor left, upborne by the sense of right doing; but that first joy of self-denial, the joy that is like fire in the blood, dies away; the path seems drearier and the footsteps falter.
The nearer I got to that, the drearier it appeared.
It is disconsolate enough, this riding, to the stranger, who, with well-filled pocket and well-appointed horse, threads the lonely way on some errand of business; but wilder, drearier, to the man enthralled, whom every weary step bears further from all that man loves and prays for.
But while they spoke softly, and he was watching the happy sadness, the lightsome shadows, the shy yearnings of a maiden's nature, the wind through the Notch took a deeper and drearier sound.
It was a pleasant thing to see a carpet again, for if there is any thing drearier than the tomb-like, stone-paved parlors and bed-rooms of Europe and Asia, I do not know what it is.
The road grew wilder and drearier and more faintly traced, and vanished at length, leaving him in the heart of the dark wilderness, still rushing onward with the instinct that guides mortal man to evil.
If it was dreary in a hundred bleak offices and yawning drawing-rooms, it was drearier still along the edges of the flat Essex coast, where the monotony was the more inhuman for being broken at very long intervals by a lamp-post that looked less civilized than a tree, or a tree that looked more ugly than a lamp-post.
It was opened by a butler of the drearier type--long, lean, grey and listless--who murmured that Prince Saradine was from home at present, but was expected hourly; the house being kept ready for him and his guests.
Checking the mail is a drearier task now that he's gone.