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Definition 1: causing dejection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dreary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dreary in the sense of this definition

(dreary is similar to ...) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

"the economic outlook is depressing" "something cheerless about the room" "a moody and uncheerful person" "an uncheerful place"

Definition 2: lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dreary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her drab personality
  • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
  • a series of dreary dinner parties

Synonyms for dreary in the sense of this definition

(dreary is similar to ...) lacking in liveliness or animation

"he was so dull at parties" "a dull political campaign" "a large dull impassive man" "dull days with nothing to do" "how dull and dreary the world is" "fell back into one of her dull moods"

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