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.]
The numerical value of dreary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of dreary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
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.
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
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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- мрачен, тъженBulgarian
- freudlos, trübe, trostlos, ödeGerman
- melanconico, malinconicoItalian
- lusteloos, bleekDutch
- тоскли́вый, му́торный, печа́льный, гру́стный, мра́чный, безотра́дный, тоскливыйRussian
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