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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dryverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dry, prohibitionistadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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, wryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    (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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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, juicelessadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    (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. dryadjective

    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. dryadjective

    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, teetotalverb

    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 outverb

    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 outverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dryadjective

    arid, not wet, not moist

  2. dryadjective

    thirsty, craving drink

  3. dryadjective

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

  4. dryadjective

    sarcastic, severe, sly, keen, sharp

  5. dryverb

    desiccate, exsiccate, free from moisture, make dry

  6. dryverb

    become dry, lose moisture

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  1. Marussia Whately:

    We are starting 2015 with a serious deficit that won’t be resolved this summer, so we must start thinking about what to do in April, when the dry season begins and we won’t have any more technical reserves to use.

  2. Gregory Asner:

    If we have recurring drought and it comes back strong after the El Nino, we predict we are going to have a lot more tree mortality, if drought persists and we lose forest, it will be replaced with something. Typically when forests get too dry and they die off, usually shrub lands and grasslands do the replacing.

  3. Charles Gerba:

    A lot of people just spray like a blessing and then wipe, the compound gets caught up in the cloth, so it's not as effective. But the wipes have the right dose and they have to dry, which helps kill the pathogen.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The best time to speak own mind is when the emotions reach to the peak to make the soul to weep and the heart to cry yet the eyes appear dry of tears.

  5. Marc Ducharme:

    We got out fast,  but we'd already practiced an evacuation because it's a dry year.

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