adjective, drear·i·er, drear·i·est.
SYNONYMS FOR dreary
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Origin of dreary
OTHER WORDS FROM drearydrear·i·ly, adverbdrear·i·ness, noundrear·i·some, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for dreary
It’s not all dreary, of course — there are environments where these kids excel.Carolyn Hax: They ‘really cannot stand’ their rambunctious grandchild|Carolyn Hax|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
If the grand pooh-bahs of the GOP think they can find someone to push her aside, their pickings seem drearily slim.
The cold grey dawn was drearily lighting up the streets when Mrs Mason and her company returned home.Ruth|Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
"Most comfortable, and so very clean—quite spotless," the wife answered admiringly, and yet drearily.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
A few logs that had been laid on the top of the coal fire sputtered and smoked drearily.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)|Frances Eleanor Trollope
The clerk pored over a ledger, and from the gray afternoon the cries of the porters in Covent Garden came drearily in.Plashers Mead|Compton Mackenzie
His look of a bygone awake-in-sleep old look, drearily known to her, was like a strip of sunlight on a fortress wall.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith