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Pronunciation: [dɹˈa͡ɪli] (IPA)

"Dryly" is an adverb that describes something without emotion or humor, often resulting in a blunt and matter-of-fact tone. Some synonyms for "dryly" include "dully," "lackluster," "flatly," "uninterestingly," and "boringly." These words indicate a lack of excitement, enthusiasm, or expressiveness in speech or writing. However, it is important to note that there are also positive connotations to being "dry," such as being clear, concise, and objective. Therefore, to avoid any confusion, it is best to use these synonyms only when aiming to describe a lack of emotional expression rather than clarity or precision.

Usage examples for Dryly

"I suppose you know all about him," he said dryly.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Yes, it is rather a go," he answered dryly.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Perhaps so," said the other, dryly.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Dryly

  • A person whom Mark had small regard for, said: Mark, I recently chanced to pass by your house. To which Mark dryly replied: And may you always continue to do so.
    Mark Twain
  • "The gods would take him and leave me bereft, and I curse them!" "I have cursed them for years," said Ista dryly. "Turnabout being fair."
    Lois McMaster Bujold
  • When [Capt. Pascal] saw me he appeared a good deal surprised, and asked me how I came back? I answered, 'In a ship.' To which he replied dryly, 'I suppose you did not walk back to London on the water.' As I saw, by his manner, that he did not seem to be sorry for his behaviour to me, and that I had not much reason to expect any favour from him, I told him that he had used me very ill, after I had been such a faithful servant to him for so many years; on which, without saying any more, he turned about and went away.
    Olaudah Equiano
  • “There’s no reason why women shouldn’t behave like rational beings,” said Simon stolidly. Poirot said dryly: “Quite frequently they do. That is even more upsetting!”
    Agatha Christie
  • “And someone that brilliant must be a devil?” queried Galt, dryly. “Not at all,” explained Donal, patiently. “But having such intellectual capabilities, a man must show proportionately greater inclinations toward either good or evil than lesser people. If he tends toward evil, he may mask it in himself—he may even mask its effect on the people with which he surrounds himself. But he has no way of producing the reflections of good which would ordinarily be reflected from his lieutenants and initiates—and which, if he was truly good—he would have no reason to try and hide. And by that lack, you can read him.”
    Gordon R. Dickson

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