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ˈdrɪər idrea·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drab, drearyadjective

    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, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. drearyadjective

    Grievous, dire; appalling.

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

  2. drearyadjective

    Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dreary

    sorrowful; distressful

    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.]

  2. Dreary

    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.]

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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

Examples of dreary in a Sentence

  1. Manu:

    Single is every living creature born, Single he passes to another world, Single he eats the fruit of evil deeds, Single, the fruit of good; and when he leaves His body, like a log or heap of clay, Upon the ground, his kinsmen walk away: Virtue alone stays by him at the tomb, And bears him through the dreary, trackless gloom.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Everything worth saying to everyone is often very scary but not dreary.

  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. Robert Louis Stephenson:

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

  5. Longfellow:

    Be still sad heart and cease repining; Behind the clouds the sun is shining, Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life a little rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.

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