Definitions for dreary
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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, drearyadjective
"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.
Etymology: From drery, from dreorig, from dreuzagaz, from dʰreus-. Cognate with treurig, traurig, dreyrigr. Related to dreor, drysmian.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: dreorig, Saxon.
The messenger of death, the ghastly owl,
With dreary shrieks did also yell;
And hungry wolves continually did howl
At her abhorred face, so horrid and so foul. Fairy Queen.
Obscure they went through dreary shades, that led
Along the vast dominions of the dead. John Dryden, Æn. 6.
Towns, forests, herds and men promiscuous drown’d,
With one great death deform the dreary ground. Matthew Prior.
Dreary is an adjective used to describe something that is dull, bleak, lifeless, or depressing. It can refer to anything like weather, a place, a task, or a period of time that lacks brightness, interest or enthusiasm and may somehow cause sadness, boredom or discomfort.
exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy
Etymology: [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
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
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.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever 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
Chocolate brown is always my go-to Valentine’s Day color, who does n’t want chocolate on V-Day ? It’s sweet and a little moody, perfect for a winter February mani that does n’t feel too dreary.
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- мрачен, тъженBulgarian
- freudlos, öde, trostlos, trübeGerman
- melanconico, malinconicoItalian
- bleek, lusteloosDutch
- тоскли́вый, му́торный, безотра́дный, мра́чный, гру́стный, печа́льный, тоскливыйRussian
- ту� ливийUkrainian
- thê lươngVietnamese
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