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 dreariness
I vainly try to get down upon paper the dreariness, the ugliness, shabbiness, un-home-likeness of a Roman street.Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1|Nathaniel Hawthorne
Oh, the dreariness of the reality when compared with those bright expectations.We Two|Edna Lyall
The second prophecy made up in a measure for the dreariness of the first.
His weariness, which excitement had momentarily mitigated had returned with a heavy sense of dreariness.The Tyranny of Weakness|Charles Neville Buck
The dreariness of the country was relieved by but two farm houses during the whole day's march.Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment|Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson