Definition of 'dreary'
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I'm not quite sure who will watch this dreary little offering. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no talk of austerity or the dreary old deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a dreary life if such a feeling does not make its acquaintance at least once. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The days spent scouring the seas for whales to save are long and dreary. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can you imagine anything in life quite so dreary? Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has been a long and dreary week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Less impressively, the set is a hillside town of dreary cream walls and doors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When she reached the attic door and opened it, her heart gave a dreary little thump. A Little Princess (1905)It was dark, dreary and dull. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Powerful, yes but the tone of the track is a little dreary. The Sun (2014)They inherited the world; why should a dreary old thing like age stop them? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It means dreary or dull and it is what the weather has been since last Monday. Times, Sunday Times (2007)If this sounds a little dreary and homespun, let me explain. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The house isn't as she remembers and at first her days are long and dreary. The Sun (2006)Cold East wind and a dull dreary walk. The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)This may seem rather dreary as a recipe for encouraging literature, but it was spiced up in a number of ways. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)A rather dreary father and son. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I think life is very dreary. Wives and Daughters (1864)All I have is a dreary old grey suit. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Rather here than dreary, negative old Britain. Times, Sunday Times (2006)To end the decades long dreary deadlock in the Holy Land would be just such a prize. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a good change, much better than the dreary old 50-over format. Times, Sunday Times (2007)To further understand the success of Boris you must grasp how dreary life can be in parts of the provincial Conservative party. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'dreary'
British English: dreary ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as dreary, you mean that it is dull and depressing.
...a dreary little town.
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