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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:

    boring, dull, dismal, annoying, ghoulish, sad

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How to use dreary in a sentence?

  1. W. Somerset Maugham:

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

  2. William Wordsworth:

    Neither evil tongues, rash judgments, nor the sneers of selfish men, nor greetings where no kindness is, nor all the dreary intercourse of daily life, shall ever prevail against us.

  3. 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.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

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

  5. Anuj Somany:

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


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