dreary dreary  /d ˈrɪ ri/


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


  1. Normally, that would be a safe assumption but we're learning not to assume anything as the charcoal-dreary economic winter approaches.
  2. As if to keep up interest in their dreary little war, Italians talked darkly of a pitched battle to come.
  3. All the dreary little details of living together, raising kids, that drives Cliff right up the wall.


  1. Herald Health: Have fun this summer -- safely

    Hana Barhoum, 4, lets the wind do the work as she plays with bubbles at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. Summertime, and the living is easy. The sunshine, however, so welcome after nine months of dreary Northwest gray, is almost a siren song.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

  2. Lemonade for Life

    On cold, dreary, overcast days, do you dream about trading the chilly weather for a gorgeous day under azure blue skies and perfect temperatures? That wishful thinking is a positive way to look at the world.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Gilmer Mirror

  3. Farmers Hopeful Season Has Turned Around

    After a dreary start to the 2013 farming season, farmers across Middle Tennessee are hoping that a recent stretch of warm, dry weather will help their crops rebound.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: News Channel 5 Nashville


  1. "What we need is a willingness in Washington to put the public's interests first -- a willingness to score fewer political points so that we can start solving more problems," he said. "That's why I was disappointed this week to see dreary and...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: UPI.com

  2. "They're dark, acoustic love songs, melodic and dreary," George Michael, 23, said. "They're just chill tunes that people can enjoy. They're all about heartache, breakups, dark love, longing and all the aspects of love. There are so many...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: George Michael Source: Victoria Advocate

  3. "Over the years, we have all seen the dreary rituals that now pass for advice and consent in the confirmation of nominees to our Supreme Court. We've seen and heard the shabby treatment accorded to nominees, the caricature and code words shouted or...
    on May 6, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CBS News

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