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Synonyms for dry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, prohibitionist(adj)

    a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages


    moist, nonalcoholic, washed, dampish, drunk, sticky, clammy, muggy, undried, steaming, watery, muddy, bedewed, showery, humid, fresh, unhumorous, humorless, drizzly, sloppy, intoxicated, emotional, humourless, mucky, miry, dewy, soggy, waterlogged, phlegmy, sloughy, wet, sweet, tacky, squashy, rheumy, boggy, marshy, gaseous, stimulating, tearful, steamy, quaggy, liquid, besprent, misty, dank, swampy, damp, reeking, fancy, productive, soppy, lactating, inebriated, drippy, rainy, sodden

  2. dry(adj)

    free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

    "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    sodden, showery, watery, drizzly, reeking, rheumy, drippy, intoxicated, muggy, washed, liquid, steamy, inebriated, waterlogged, bedewed, nonalcoholic, humid, fancy, phlegmy, lactating, wet, miry, dank, sweet, unhumorous, gaseous, damp, sloppy, dewy, undried, sticky, marshy, rainy, dampish, mucky, boggy, productive, sloughy, swampy, tearful, tacky, misty, humorless, stimulating, fresh, moist, soggy, steaming, soppy, muddy, besprent, humourless, squashy, clammy, drunk, emotional, quaggy

  3. dry, ironic, ironical, wry(adj)

    humorously sarcastic or mocking

    "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    squashy, marshy, boggy, wet, humourless, nonalcoholic, tacky, muddy, dampish, quaggy, swampy, rainy, watery, besprent, undried, drunk, tearful, humorless, showery, dank, sodden, reeking, soppy, fresh, humid, miry, emotional, muggy, waterlogged, sweet, drippy, sloppy, soggy, phlegmy, dewy, unhumorous, damp, clammy, sloughy, moist, washed, drizzly, bedewed, steamy, mucky, lactating, inebriated, misty, stimulating, fancy, sticky, gaseous, steaming, liquid, productive, rheumy, intoxicated

  4. dry(adj)

    lacking moisture or volatile components

    "dry paint"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    inebriated, showery, humorless, fancy, muggy, tearful, misty, washed, sweet, bedewed, dampish, wet, watery, emotional, steamy, unhumorous, stimulating, drizzly, quaggy, rainy, soppy, reeking, damp, sodden, drunk, rheumy, besprent, sloppy, miry, undried, lactating, intoxicated, sticky, tacky, steaming, squashy, phlegmy, sloughy, dewy, humourless, humid, gaseous, nonalcoholic, drippy, swampy, waterlogged, fresh, productive, marshy, liquid, boggy, soggy, clammy, mucky, muddy, dank, moist

  5. dry(adj)

    opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages

    "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    productive, sloppy, rainy, phlegmy, squashy, fancy, steaming, fresh, sweet, sodden, marshy, showery, sticky, clammy, boggy, humid, reeking, besprent, unhumorous, tearful, tacky, bedewed, watery, undried, sloughy, muggy, emotional, intoxicated, wet, dank, dampish, dewy, rheumy, miry, drunk, drippy, quaggy, nonalcoholic, misty, soppy, stimulating, soggy, mucky, steamy, humourless, drizzly, humorless, muddy, swampy, lactating, liquid, moist, washed, inebriated, waterlogged, gaseous, damp

  6. dry(adj)

    not producing milk

    "a dry cow"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    lactating, misty, clammy, rheumy, wet, besprent, soggy, mucky, drizzly, soppy, sloppy, gaseous, humourless, productive, unhumorous, steamy, liquid, sloughy, drunk, reeking, swampy, boggy, humorless, fancy, sodden, emotional, bedewed, muddy, washed, sticky, stimulating, muggy, miry, dewy, tearful, humid, fresh, marshy, dampish, intoxicated, dank, sweet, phlegmy, tacky, quaggy, undried, inebriated, rainy, showery, watery, nonalcoholic, damp, drippy, moist, squashy, waterlogged, steaming

  7. dry(adj)

    (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation

    "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    wet, soppy, lactating, watery, sloughy, moist, drizzly, humourless, sticky, inebriated, steamy, sloppy, gaseous, damp, reeking, sodden, washed, steaming, rheumy, dampish, dewy, clammy, quaggy, tacky, squashy, nonalcoholic, stimulating, tearful, fancy, productive, miry, unhumorous, mucky, muddy, fresh, liquid, sweet, bedewed, drunk, rainy, waterlogged, misty, undried, muggy, humorless, drippy, soggy, dank, emotional, showery, boggy, phlegmy, humid, besprent, marshy, swampy, intoxicated

  8. dry(adj)

    without a mucous or watery discharge

    "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    damp, waterlogged, phlegmy, emotional, wet, soppy, drizzly, sloughy, fancy, undried, humourless, dampish, rheumy, gaseous, liquid, humorless, sweet, lactating, sodden, soggy, sloppy, dewy, swampy, miry, washed, misty, watery, muddy, unhumorous, muggy, quaggy, moist, humid, tacky, tearful, inebriated, mucky, sticky, stimulating, drunk, dank, reeking, steamy, besprent, rainy, clammy, steaming, drippy, squashy, fresh, nonalcoholic, showery, marshy, bedewed, intoxicated, productive, boggy

  9. dry(adj)

    not shedding tears

    "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    steaming, sloppy, sweet, showery, dank, reeking, wet, watery, drizzly, rheumy, drunk, bedewed, misty, muggy, emotional, steamy, dampish, moist, clammy, swampy, sticky, rainy, humourless, soppy, lactating, besprent, gaseous, nonalcoholic, productive, phlegmy, inebriated, drippy, boggy, fancy, soggy, humid, sodden, marshy, squashy, sloughy, washed, undried, liquid, tearful, fresh, stimulating, damp, quaggy, humorless, dewy, unhumorous, tacky, miry, mucky, intoxicated, waterlogged, muddy

  10. dry, juiceless(adj)

    lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless

    "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    besprent, fancy, soppy, wet, nonalcoholic, muggy, productive, inebriated, intoxicated, muddy, gaseous, sweet, mucky, humorless, showery, undried, sodden, sloppy, humourless, swampy, tacky, misty, miry, rainy, unhumorous, sticky, boggy, quaggy, steamy, watery, drizzly, rheumy, tearful, damp, dewy, emotional, sloughy, drunk, dank, steaming, liquid, phlegmy, humid, clammy, stimulating, marshy, fresh, waterlogged, reeking, squashy, washed, dampish, drippy, bedewed, lactating, moist, soggy

  11. dry(adj)

    used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones

    "dry weight"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    stimulating, washed, intoxicated, steaming, misty, fresh, clammy, quaggy, sweet, watery, waterlogged, rainy, sloughy, drizzly, wet, rheumy, humorless, muddy, moist, soggy, sticky, unhumorous, sloppy, dewy, sodden, tacky, liquid, nonalcoholic, humid, steamy, dampish, swampy, reeking, fancy, emotional, drunk, muggy, besprent, phlegmy, miry, undried, damp, showery, humourless, squashy, gaseous, dank, drippy, soppy, tearful, boggy, bedewed, lactating, mucky, inebriated, productive, marshy

  12. dry(adj)

    unproductive especially of the expected results

    "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    steamy, undried, drizzly, humourless, washed, emotional, moist, watery, rainy, sloppy, drippy, marshy, quaggy, squashy, muddy, damp, sticky, clammy, soggy, drunk, phlegmy, sweet, mucky, gaseous, wet, dampish, miry, steaming, fresh, liquid, fancy, soppy, humid, bedewed, showery, humorless, besprent, swampy, reeking, tacky, boggy, tearful, inebriated, muggy, waterlogged, dewy, sodden, productive, nonalcoholic, unhumorous, sloughy, intoxicated, stimulating, lactating, misty, dank, rheumy

  13. dry(adj)

    having no adornment or coloration

    "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    drizzly, fresh, quaggy, sloughy, boggy, steamy, miry, muggy, stimulating, watery, inebriated, sloppy, drippy, wet, dewy, dampish, tacky, reeking, showery, steaming, squashy, clammy, rheumy, fancy, humorless, swampy, bedewed, phlegmy, misty, productive, lactating, marshy, humourless, damp, soggy, unhumorous, muddy, sodden, intoxicated, drunk, waterlogged, liquid, dank, washed, tearful, gaseous, sweet, besprent, sticky, humid, mucky, emotional, soppy, nonalcoholic, undried, rainy, moist

  14. dry(adj)

    (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish

    "dry toast"; "dry meat"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    squashy, quaggy, undried, intoxicated, drippy, besprent, fancy, muddy, steaming, sloppy, lactating, drizzly, washed, muggy, waterlogged, watery, reeking, inebriated, tearful, dewy, humid, liquid, productive, steamy, damp, misty, wet, fresh, dampish, sticky, sweet, phlegmy, sloughy, sodden, stimulating, mucky, miry, drunk, bedewed, marshy, swampy, showery, soggy, moist, humourless, soppy, gaseous, rheumy, boggy, emotional, nonalcoholic, clammy, dank, rainy, humorless, unhumorous, tacky

  15. dry(adj)

    having a large proportion of strong liquor

    "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    drizzly, humorless, steamy, waterlogged, quaggy, besprent, misty, wet, boggy, clammy, watery, emotional, swampy, reeking, muddy, tacky, moist, stimulating, humid, nonalcoholic, showery, lactating, sticky, squashy, sweet, soppy, inebriated, fancy, phlegmy, miry, sloppy, mucky, drunk, fresh, bedewed, rainy, productive, gaseous, dank, marshy, washed, dewy, sodden, tearful, unhumorous, humourless, dampish, muggy, damp, drippy, liquid, intoxicated, rheumy, steaming, undried, sloughy, soggy

  16. dry(adj)

    lacking warmth or emotional involvement

    "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    watery, soggy, productive, humid, miry, clammy, fresh, misty, dank, marshy, besprent, reeking, showery, boggy, rheumy, muddy, fancy, mucky, muggy, steamy, waterlogged, tearful, sweet, intoxicated, rainy, steaming, lactating, swampy, sloppy, sticky, humourless, unhumorous, drunk, emotional, tacky, quaggy, nonalcoholic, wet, drippy, sloughy, soppy, damp, sodden, stimulating, moist, humorless, inebriated, bedewed, gaseous, dewy, dampish, undried, drizzly, liquid, phlegmy, washed, squashy

  17. dry, teetotal(verb)

    practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages

    "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

    ironical, teetotal, wry, ironic, juiceless

    watery, nonalcoholic, marshy, clammy, dank, muddy, steamy, bedewed, humourless, undried, sloughy, wet, humorless, soppy, productive, sloppy, mucky, soggy, showery, sticky, tearful, gaseous, sweet, liquid, lactating, unhumorous, misty, dampish, muggy, steaming, swampy, fancy, drizzly, drunk, quaggy, fresh, reeking, dewy, tacky, emotional, phlegmy, rainy, rheumy, miry, stimulating, moist, intoxicated, besprent, boggy, waterlogged, drippy, sodden, washed, damp, inebriated, humid, squashy

  18. dry, dry out(verb)

    remove the moisture from and make dry

    "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

    dry out, run dry

    muddy, intoxicated, steamy, fancy, drippy, soggy, gaseous, liquid, boggy, squashy, tacky, reeking, inebriated, drunk, rheumy, humid, wet, watery, drizzly, quaggy, dank, humorless, unhumorous, mucky, washed, productive, steaming, moist, dampish, sticky, undried, clammy, lactating, marshy, rainy, muggy, showery, sloppy, emotional, miry, sodden, waterlogged, misty, fresh, humourless, tearful, swampy, damp, stimulating, bedewed, sloughy, besprent, phlegmy, soppy, sweet, nonalcoholic, dewy

  19. dry, dry out(verb)

    become dry or drier

    "The laundry dries in the sun"

    dry out, run dry

    steamy, lactating, stimulating, reeking, damp, productive, sticky, muddy, dampish, fancy, dank, inebriated, rheumy, waterlogged, misty, wet, washed, marshy, muggy, unhumorous, miry, sloppy, sodden, tacky, sweet, tearful, dewy, liquid, humourless, watery, undried, clammy, fresh, squashy, soggy, gaseous, phlegmy, showery, sloughy, drippy, soppy, besprent, rainy, humid, nonalcoholic, intoxicated, mucky, emotional, moist, drizzly, steaming, bedewed, humorless, boggy, swampy, quaggy, drunk

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dry(v)

    drain, parch

    drench, moisten, wet

  2. dry

    arid, parched, moistureless, juiceless, barren, tame, sarcastic, vapid, lifeless, dull, tedious, uninteresting, monotonous

    moist, fresh, juicy, lively, entertaining

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dry(a.)

    arid, not wet, not moist

  2. dry(a.)

    thirsty, craving drink

  3. dry(a.)

    uninteresting, barren, dull, jejune, meagre, tame, vapid, unembellished, plain

  4. dry(a.)

    sarcastic, severe, sly, keen, sharp

  5. dry(v. a.)

    desiccate, exsiccate, free from moisture, make dry

  6. dry(v. n.)

    become dry, lose moisture

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dry(a)

    desiccated, exsiccated, dried, evaporated, arid, parched, anhydrous, droughty, barren, uninteresting, jejune, vapid, tedious, prosaic, tame, sharp, keen, quaint, shrewd, droll

  2. dry(v)

    evaporate, desiccate, exsiccate, arefy, insolate (dry in the sun), torrefy, infumate (dry in smoke)

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How to use dry in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Spreading, the hate and such subjects, in whatever form and length, encourages and boosts the individual haters and masters; consequently, it builds not only the way for their evil feelings to enjoy; thereupon that, flames and burns others' life as well. Whereas, those figures that, share and spread such hatred subjects widely, whether in sober faith or not, are more accountable than an original one. As an example that if one, sprays not the water on plants, become that dry, and its leaves, blown up naturally.

  2. Jim Furnivall:

    People who invested in dry bulk are likely losing their shirts. Those that invested in container ships probably feel disappointed.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.

  4. Antonio Deane:

    In the first 25 days of April there will be nine days of bad weather in the core soybean region, cloudiness and light rains will not give soy plants time to dry, causing a decline in the speed of harvesting.

  5. Regina Marco:

    We are gathered here in this small dry land which is caving in as well. Even the airport. Up to now, there's no relief... what we need from the government is to dig the river so that it can contain the water in one place.

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