dreariness dreariness  /d ˈri ri nəs/


  • (n) extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest



  1. Lessing extracts a good dose of macabre humor from the dreariness of this household and the deluded egotism of its inhabitants.
  2. In bitterness and dreariness it was unexcelled.
  3. In Belgrade residents live with the prospect of years of dreariness and anxiety.


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  1. "Ours combines," Justice Rehnquist wrote, "to a degree that might be thought impossible, baronial elegance with dreariness. Might there be some possibility of using the new Chippendale table?"
    on Nov 17, 2008 By: William Rehnquist Source: New York Times

  2. "It was like I was in a different place," Huff says. "It was bittersweet. I got emotional. I wanted to be a part of it, but I was happy for them. I just remember the dreariness of the constant losing. I had to get out."
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Aubrey Huff Source: USA Today

  3. "One ball each," explained Gayle. "Minimalisation to the max. Takes out all the tedium and dreariness. Game's over in no time. The kids love it."
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Chris Gayle Source: The Age

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