dreariest dreariest

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
  2. (adj) causing dejection

Usage(s):

  1. Indeed, 2007 will be remembered as the year without a summer the pourriest in 30 years, and second dreariest in the past half century.
  2. From Land's End to the Moscow River, from Scandinavia to northern Italy, the story was the same Europe's coldest, wettest, dreariest summer of the 20th century.
  3. Not for months had Calcutta's drowsy Government Book Depot, which handles the dreariest of official publications, experienced such a brisk burst of activity.

News

  • 'Deadliest Catch'-22: Shutdown may ground crabbing fleet

    The pots are stacked and the boats are packed with crews craving fishing season’s most fruitful frenzy – the one-month, multi-million-dollar harvest of red king crabs from the ocean floors near Alaska’s shores. Now, the dreariest catch: the federal shutdown means no crabbing permits are being granted to the boats’ skippers.
    on October 10, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "Playing host is his cure-all," Capote wrote. "Hilary, with his large, spectacular appearance and roaring, giggling monologues, gives even the dreariest occasions a bubbling glamour. Hilary so wants everyone to be glamorous, to be a storybook...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Truman Capote Source: New York Times

  2. Dr Ken Ritchie, chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society, said he did not like the idea of placing polling stations "in some of the dreariest village halls that you could imagine". "It's not impossible to serve a cup of tea in a school...
    on May 4, 2005 By: Ken Ritchie Source: BBC News

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