Pronunciation of Dreary
/dɹˈi͡əɹi/, /dɹˈiəɹi/, /d_ɹ_ˈiə_ɹ_i/
Antonyms for dreary:
Synonyms for dreary:
plodding, formulaic, unexceptionable, tenebrific, lackluster, stupefying, laborious, trivial, soporific, sterile, unimaginative, old-hat, shopworn, ritual, forgettable, hackneyed, dispiriting, uninspired, tired, labored, Weariful, anodyne, serviceable, featureless, repetitious, pallid, unexciting, lifeless, uninspiring, uneventful, jerkwater, soulless, banal, Stultifying.
downhearted, moody, disheartened, mournful, joyless, discouraged, despairing, dispirited, blue, despondent, anguished, plaintive, dolorous, anxious, grim, miserable, sad, woeful, glum, overcome, pensive, contemplative, wistful, morose, lachrymose, melancholy, gloomy, depressed, disconsolate, sullen, dejected, heartbroken.
unexciting, uninspiring, repetitious.
gloomy, lifeless (adjective)
dull, melancholy, dismal, mournful, joyless, dingy, comfortless, dispiriting, bleak, depressing, black, somber, drab, blah, glum, wretched, tedious, wearisome, funereal, pedestrian, sad, boring, uninteresting, monotonous, lonely, lonesome, forlorn, colorless, depressive, uneventful, cheerless, humdrum.
mousy, mole-gray, grizzled, drab, leaden, dingy, dull, gun metal, gray, ashen, taupe, dapple-gray, lead-gray, battleship-gray, pearly, silvery, gloomy, somber, smoky, neutral-tint, pearl-gray, iron-gray, salt-and-pepper.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for dreary:
- " That is a dreary thought, mother," she said. - "Weighed and Wanting", George MacDonald.
- I have a most dreary prospect of weather and roads for my journey. - "Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete", Matthew L. Davis.
- Gazing at such a reflection, men may perhaps forget, for a space, how dreary a thing existence really is. - "The Poet's Poet", Elizabeth Atkins.