Definition of dreary in English:
adjective (drearier, dreariest)
Dull, bleak, and lifeless; depressing: the dreary routine of working, eating, and trying to sleep
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- You know you're in a bad food place when takeaways are the boring dreary option.
- How better to brighten up a sedate outfit, or add a dash of colour to an otherwise dreary day?
- Outside, everything was as damp and dreary as virtually every day of this sopping wet month has been.
dull, drab, uninteresting, flat, tedious, wearisome, boring, unexciting, unstimulating, uninspiring, soul-destroying;
sad, miserable, depressing, gloomy, somber, grave, mournful, melancholic, joyless, cheerless, dismal, bleak
- Example sentences
- And there is a sense, too, in which this is a problem of style; because when one opens the contemporary novel, the first thing one notices is how drearily written it is.
- Sure as night followed day, Sunday would trail drearily into Monday, as the utterly predictable process of the working week began again.
- People walked drearily through the wet streets with dull Sunday faces, longing for all to be over.
- Example sentences
- Both groups separately discuss the boredom and dreariness of their lives and decide to have a night out on the town - predictably ending up in the same place.
- Located in the eastern part of the city on a once dry and desolate vast piece of land, today it is a fascinating beehive of activities, the dreariness having given place to eye catching greenery and multiple activities.
- By sheer force of contrast, after the washed out bleak dreariness of the English winter I'm beginning to understand the stature of Spring in English literature.
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