Synonyms of 'dry'
1 dehydratedDictionary, dried-up, baked
a hard, dry desert landscape
2 driedDictionary, crisp, withered
She heard the rustle of dry leaves.
3 thirstyDictionary, dehydrated, parched
She was suddenly dry.
4 alcohol-freeDictionary, teetotal, abstinent
Gujerat is a dry state.
5 sarcasticDictionary, cutting, sharp
He is renowned for his dry wit.
She poked fun at people's shortcomings with sarcastic remarks.
People make cutting remarks to help themselves feel superior to others.
‘Don't criticize your mother,’ was his sharp reprimand.
a keen sense of humour
He has a very cynical view of the world.
a sardonic sense of humour
6 unemotionalDictionary, cool, impassive
The solicitor's dry voice
British men are often seen as being reserved and unemotional.
He was marvellously cool, smiling as if nothing had happened.
He searched the man's impassive face for some indication that he understood.
His wife is a cold, unfeeling woman.
She spoke in a flat, phlegmatic voice.
an unfeeling bully who used his huge size to frighten people
Lady Ainslie is an undemonstrative woman.
7 dullDictionary, boring, tedious
The work was very dry and dull
They can both be rather dull.
boring television programmes
the tedious business of line-by-line programming
Foreign vacations have become commonplace nowadays.
They live such dreary lives.
the tiresome old lady next door
It's monotonous work, like most factory jobs.
trapped in a humdrum but well-paid job
Her second husband was a steady, unimaginative corporate lawyer.
Why did he choose these pale, nerveless, uninteresting people?
8 plainDictionary, simple, bare
an infuriating list of dry facts and dates
a plain grey stone house, distinguished by its unspoilt simplicity
The simple truth is that experts haven't a clue.
Reporters were given nothing but the bare facts.
the extremely basic hotel room
The ancient alchemists tried to transmute base metals into pure gold.
The stark truth is that we are paying more now than we ever were.
1 drainDictionary, make dry, remove the water from
Wash and dry the lettuce.
Phrasal verbsdry out
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Arid land is so dry that very few plants can grow on it.
the arid zones of the country
her feet dancing over the baked earth
Thesaurus for dry from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something is dry , there is no water or moisture on it or in it.