Definitions for drearyˈdrɪər i
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word 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"
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.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us.
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- мрачен, тъженBulgarian
- freudlos, trübe, trostlos, ödeGerman
- melanconico, malinconicoItalian
- lusteloos, bleekDutch
- тоскли́вый, му́торный, печа́льный, гру́стный, мра́чный, безотра́дный, тоскливыйRussian
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