What does dreary mean?

Definitions for drearyˈdrɪər i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dreary.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

  3. 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.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.

  2. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

  3. W. Somerset Maugham:

    Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.

  4. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for songWild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night longSad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong

  5. Monica Baldwin:

    I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the 24 hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that ... absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't , matters not one jot. The possibility is always there.

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