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dreary

  

      adj   , drearier, dreariest  
1    sad or dull; dismal  
2    wearying; boring  
3    Archaic   miserable,   (Also (literary))    drear  
     (Old English dreorig gory; related to Old High German trureg sad)  
  drearily      adv  
  dreariness      n  
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dreary

  
1    bleak, cheerless, comfortless, depressing, dismal, doleful, downcast, drear, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, joyless, lonely, lonesome, melancholy, mournful, sad, solitary, sombre, sorrowful, wretched  
2    as dry as dust, boring, colourless, drab, dull, ho-hum     (informal)   humdrum, lifeless, mind-numbing, monotonous, routine, tedious, tiresome, uneventful, uninteresting, wearisome  
  
Antonyms     
   bright, cheerful, happy, interesting, joyful  

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drear, drearily, dreamy, drey

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