adjective, drear·i·er, drear·i·est.
Origin of dreary
SYNONYMS FOR dreary
Related formsdrear·i·ly, adverbdrear·i·ness, noundrear·i·some, adjective
Examples from the Web for drearily
"I reckoned she'd prob'ly have it over you, too," said Mr. Gammon, drearily.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
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
What a spectacle presented itself to her imagination, as drearily she looked round!
"Most comfortable, and so very clean—quite spotless," the wife answered admiringly, and yet drearily.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Without attempting to bid him any farewell she moved toward the door slowly and drearily.Tristram of Blent|Anthony Hope