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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    boring, dull, dismal, annoying, ghoulish, sad

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