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Definition of "dreary" []

  • Dismal; bleak. (adjective)
  • Boring; dull: dreary tasks. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dreary" in a sentence
  • "He called to tell me he had decided that he would rather begin his stay at the clinic in Switzerland and attend the music conservatory during the holidays than remain at the Clairborne mansion for what he called another dreary Christmas."
  • "It was the reward he had promised her for what he called her dreary, mechanical job of copying and copying."
  • ""It is what I call a dreary, dismal-looking town," said Miles to"