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
Words nearby dreary
Example sentences from the Web for dreary
The Daily Beast met Stevens in a dreary New York hotel room.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike the dreary industrial region of Donbass where the fighting is concentrated, Crimea has great potential as a tourist center.
Its name may sound dreary, but the Chambre du Commerce is considered a classical gem, dating back to 1878.
(Read More on the Crisis in Ukraine) Old, numerous and bipartisan are the tales that corroborate this dreary hypothesis.
Roberts starred as the titular servant in the dreary drama, with Malkovich as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr.Oscar Nominees’ Most Embarrassing Roles: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and More|Marlow Stern|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But for the trees, these sullen skies and level grounds would render England dreary enough.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
They rented a house, for the place didn't afford a parsonage, and began the long dreary year that was to follow.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
A damp mist rose from the river and the marshy ground about, and spread itself over the dreary fields.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
I know this small organ well—an old friend on dreary mornings, putting the laziest riser in a good humor for the day.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
It looked on to Hyde Park, and a very white and dreary park it was on that particular day.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood