Definitions for drearyˈdrɪər i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

drear•yˈdrɪər i(adj.)drear•i•er, drear•i•est.

  1. causing sadness or gloom; dismal.

  2. dull; boring; wearisome.

  3. sorrowful; sad; melancholy.

Origin of dreary:

bef. 900; ME drery, OE drēorig gory, cruel, sad


Princeton's WordNet

  1. drab, dreary(adj)

    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"

  2. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dreary(adjective)ˈdrɪər i

    dull and depressing

    dreary weather; a dreary town


  1. dreary(Adjective)

    Grievous, dire; appalling.

  2. dreary(Adjective)

    Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.

  3. Origin: From drery, from dreorig, from dreuzagaz, from dʰreus-. Cognate with treurig, traurig, dreyrigr. Related to dreor, drysmian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dreary

    sorrowful; distressful

  2. Dreary

    exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy

Anagrams of dreary

  1. yarder

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