Definitions for drearyˈdrɪər i
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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"
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)
"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"
Grievous, dire; appalling.
Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.
Origin: From drery, from dreorig, from dreuzagaz, from dʰreus-. Cognate with treurig, traurig, dreyrigr. Related to dreor, drysmian.
exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy
Origin: [OE. dreori, dreri, AS. drerig, sad; akin to G. traurig, and prob. to AS. dresan to fall, Goth. driusan. Cf. Dross, Drear, Drizzle, Drowse.]
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