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Synonyms for dreary
ˈdrɪər idrea·ry

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  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"

    Synonyms:
    dark, disconsolate, drear, sorry, sombre, olive-drab, grim, gloomy, drab, sober, somber, dismal, dingy, blue

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, lively

  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"

    Synonyms:
    black, blueish, non-white, gloomful, stern, unappeasable, ghastly, moody, forbidding, relentless, dingy, raunchy, bluish, mordant, sorry, risque, gruesome, depressed, dirty, gamey, down in the mouth, low, sinister, olive-drab, lamentable, muddied, unrelenting, sullen, juicy, sulky, bad, gloomy, meritless, low-spirited, saturnine, good-for-naught, dispirited, gamy, down(p), grisly, good-for-nothing, dark, naughty, unconsolable, benighted, sad, muddy, sober, gentle, grubby, grungy, dark-skinned, aristocratic, inconsolable, racy, regretful, somber, spicy, blue-blooded, blue, puritanical, no-count, drear, macabre, disconsolate, no-account, grimy, coloured, inexorable, puritanic, aristocratical, no-good, deplorable, glowering, morose, pitiful, patrician, profane, blasphemous, sombre, drab, glum, unforgiving, glooming, sour, blue(a), downcast, downhearted, distressing, dour, obscure, sick, grim, dismal, begrimed

    Antonyms:
    lively, cheerful

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. drearyadjective

    Synonyms:
    gloomy, cheerless, comfortless, dismal, dark, drear

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  1. drearyadjective

    Synonyms:
    dismal, drear, cheerless, lonesome, wearisome, dull

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  1. List of paraphrases for "dreary":

    boring, dull, dismal, annoying, ghoulish, sad

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How to use dreary in a sentence?

  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    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

  2. Robert Louis Stephenson:

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

  3. Van Iderstine:

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. W. Somerset Maugham:

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


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