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Synonyms for dreary
ˈdrɪər i

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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"

    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, 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"

    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 Synonymes

  1. dreary(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dreary(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dreary":

    boring, dull, dismal, annoying, ghoulish, sad

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How to use dreary in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary.

  3. 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.

  4. W. Somerset Maugham:

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

  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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