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dreary

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Pronunciation:

[dɹˈi͡əɹɪ], [dɹˈi‍əɹɪ], [d_ɹ_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ]
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Synonyms for Dreary:

boring (adjective)

boring, commonplace, depressing, dry, dull, humdrum, insipid, monotonous, mundane, prosaic, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, wearisome.

dark (adjective)

black, cloudy, dark, darkened, dim, dismal, dusky, gloomy, inky, lightless, murky, obscure, shaded, shadowy, shady, silhouetted, somber, sooty, swarthy, umbrageous.

dejected (adjective)

anguished, anxious, blue, contemplative, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, dolorous, downhearted, glum, grim, heartbroken, joyless, lachrymose, melancholy, miserable, moody, morose, mournful, overcome, pensive, plaintive, sad, sullen, wistful, woeful.

desolate (adjective)

abandoned, bare, barren, bleak, desert, deserted, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, inhospitable, lonely, stark, uninhabited.

gray (adjective)

ashen, battleship-gray, dapple-gray, dingy, drab, gray, grizzled, gun metal, iron-gray, lead-gray, leaden, mole-gray, mousy, neutral-tint, pearl-gray, pearly, salt-and-pepper, silvery, smoky, taupe.

Other synonyms and related words:

Chuckleheaded, Cimmerian, Grey, Ill-boding, Jading, Stygian, Ungifted, abhorrent, abominable, abysmal, acier, affecting, afflicting, afflictive, anodyne, antisocial, apocalyptic, arid, aristocratic, aristocratical, ashy, austere, automatic, automaton-like, bad, bad-tempered, baleful, banal, banausic, baneful, begrimed, benighted, bitter, bittersweet, blah, bland, blank, bloodless, blue-blooded, blueish, bluish, bodeful, boding, broken-hearted, broken-record, brooding, calamitous, canescent, careworn, causing dejection, changeless, chap-fallen, characterless, cheerless, chill, chilling, choleric, churlish, cinereous, cinerous, clouded, cold, colorless, colourless, comfortless, contemptible, contrite, crabby, cranky, crestfallen, cross, crotchety, crusty, damp, dapple, dappled, dappled-gray, dark and gloomy, darkening, darkling, dead, deadly, dense, deplorable, depressant, depressingly dark, depressive, derivative, desiccate, desolate, dire, dirty, disagreeable, discoloured, discomforting, discouraging, disgraceful, disheartening, dismaying, dispiriting, displeasing, distasteful, distressed, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, doomful, dour, dove-colored, dove-gray, down, downbeat, downcast, draggy, dreadful, drear, drearisome, dreich, dry-as-dust, dryasdust, dull as ditchwater, dusk, dusty, dyspeptic, earthbound, effete, elephantine, empty, endless, ennui, ennuyant, etiolated, everlasting, everyday, evil, evil-starred, excruciating, exhausting, fade, faded, fateful, fatigue, fatiguing, featureless, flat, foggy, forbidding, foreboding, forgettable, formulaic, full of worries, funebrial, funeral, funereal, gamey, gaunt, gentle, ghastly, give way, glaucescent, glaucous, gloomful, glooming, glowering, go down, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, grandiloquent, grave, gray-black, gray-brown, gray-colored, gray-drab, gray-green, gray-spotted, gray-toned, gray-white, grayed, grayish, grey-brown, grievous, grimy, griseous, grisly, grizzle, grizzly, grubby, gruesome, grumpy, grungy, hackneyed, harping, harrowing, harsh, heartbreaking, heavy, heavy-hearted, heavyhearted, ho-hum, hollow, hopeless, horrible, horrid, hostile, ill, ill-fated, ill-humoured, ill-natured, ill-omened, ill-starred, ill-tempered, in the doldrums, in the dumps, inane, inanimate, inauspicious, inconsolable, inexcitable, inexorable, infertile, inflated, inimical, insecable, invariable, irksome, jejune, jerkwater, jog-trot, laborious, laboured, lackluster, lacklustre, lamentable, let go, lifeless, livid, lone, lonesome, long-drawn-out, long-winded, louring, low-spirited, lowering, lugubrious, lurid, lusterless, lustreless, mangy, mat, mean, mechanical, melancholic, menacing, meritless, middle-aged, mind-numbing, mirthless, misty, monochromatic, monotone, monotonic, moonless, morbid, mouse-colored, mouse-gray, moving, muddied, muddy, namby-pamby, nasty, naughty, neutral, no-count, not bright, obnoxious, odious, of evil portent, offensive, olive-drab, ominous, oppressive, ordinary, out of humour, over-long, overcast, overdone, painful, pale, pallid, pathetic, pearl, pedestrian, peevish, perverse, pessimistic, petulant, pitchy, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, pitying, plain, plodding, poignant, pointless, poky, pompous, ponderous, poor, portending, portentous, pouting, prolix, prolonged, prosy, quiet, raunchy, ravaged, raw, reflecting gloom, regretful, regrettable, remorseful, repellent, repetitious, repetitive, repressed, repugnant, repulsive, risque, routine, rueful, run-down, run-of-the-mill, ruthful, saddening, saturnine, scruffy, scurvy, sedate, seedy, sepulchral, serviceable, set free, severe, shabby, sharp, shopworn, sick, silver, silver-gray, silvered, simple, singsong, sinister, slate-colored, slaty, sleep-inducing, slow, smoke-gray, smudgy, sober, soiled, solemn, sombre, sombrous, soporific, sordid, sore, sorrowful, sorry, soulless, sour, spiritless, splenetic, spooky, squalid, stale, starless, steel gray, steely, sterile, stern, stiff, stilted, stock, stodgy, stone-colored, stuffy, stupefying, subdued, subfusc, subfuscous, sulking, sulky, sunless, superficial, swart, tame, tasteless, teary, temperamental, tenebrific, tenebrous, thankless, thick, threatening, tired, tiring, touching, treadmill, triste, trite, trivial, turgid, two-dimensional, ugly, unadorned, unanimated, unappealing, unappeasable, unattractive, unchanging, uncheerful, uncomfortable, unembellished, unending, uneventful, unexciting, unfavorable, unfavourable, unfortunate, unfriendly, unhappy, unimaginative, uninspired, uninspiring, uninviting, unlighted, unlit, unlively, unlucky, unoccupied, unpleasant, unprepossessing, unpromising, unpropitious, unrelenting, unscented, unsociable, unstimulating, untoward, unvarying, vacant, vacuous, valueless, vapid, verbose, vile, waste, weariful, wearing, weary, wearying, windy, wintry, wishy-washy, without merit, woebegone, wooden, wordy, wretched.

Rhymes for Dreary:

  1. eerie, deary, beery, bleary, teary, leery, wiry, theory, cheery, weary, erie, leary;
  2. guarnieri;
  3. hara-kiri;

Quotes for Dreary:

  1. It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness. George Borrow.
  2. What makes life dreary is the want of a motive. George Eliot.
  3. It was post war. It was very gray, very dreary Everything was still rationed when I first saw the United States in 1951. I went over to visit my sister who was a war bride. John Mahoney.
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