Definition Of dreary


dull, bleak, and lifeless; depressing.

the dreary routine of working, eating, and trying to sleep

Example Of dreary

  • A wall of bare branches and actual rain falling evokes the dreary time of year.

  • 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.

  • ‘I don't know and I have no opinion,’ he said drearily .

  • 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.

  • 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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