What does dreary mean?

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ˈdrɪər idrea·ry

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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.

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

  2. dreary(Adjective)

    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. W. Somerset Maugham:

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

  2. Robert Louis Stevenson:

    If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say give them up, for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

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

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