Associations to the word «Dreary»


DREARY, adjective. (obsolete) Grievous, dire; appalling.
DREARY, adjective. Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.

Dictionary definition

DREARY, adjective. Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties".
DREARY, adjective. Causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats