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Definition of dreary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (drearier, dreariest)
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  1. 1that makes you feel sad; dull and not interesting synonym dull
  2. 2 a dreary winter's day a dreary film a long and dreary journey on the train
adverb “I didn't get the job,” he said drearily. The dresses all looked drearily similar—I didn't like any of them.
noun [uncountable] She hated the dreariness of her everyday life.
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