What does drear mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective

    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"


  1. drearadjective


    Etymology: Shortening of dreary.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drearadjective

    dismal; gloomy with solitude

    Etymology: [See Dreary.]

  2. Drearnoun

    sadness; dismalness

    Etymology: [See Dreary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drear

    drēr, Dreary, drēr′i, adj. gloomy: cheerless.—adv. Drear′ily.—ns. Drear′iment, Drear′ing, Drear′ihead, Drear′ihood (Spens.), dreariness, cheerlessness; Drear′iness.—adj. Drear′isome, desolate, forlorn. [A.S. dreórig, mournful, bloody—dreór, gore.]

Anagrams for drear »

  1. darer

  2. rared

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drear in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of drear in a Sentence

  1. Rudyard Kipling:

    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.

Images & Illustrations of drear

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    diverge from the expected
    • A. fluster
    • B. suffuse
    • C. aberrate
    • D. gloat

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