dreary - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dreary

(adj) lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
Synonyms : drab
Example Sentence
  • her drab personality
  • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
  • a series of dreary dinner parties

(adj) causing dejection
Synonyms : blue , dark , dingy , disconsolate , dismal , drab , drear , gloomy , grim , sorry
Example Sentence
  • a blue day
  • the dark days of the war
  • a week of rainy depressing weather
  • a disconsolate winter landscape
  • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
  • a dark gloomy day
  • grim rainy weather

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dreary

Dull and Depressed Really->Dreary
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