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Definition of Dreary


  1. Sorrowful; distressful.
  2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy.

Dreary Quotations

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.
Edgar Allan Poe

Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world.
Lawrence G. Lovasik

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham

I always knew that St. Jude was an amazing organization but meeting the kids and seeing how the hospital works first hand was truly beautiful. It doesn't feel like a regular hospital all dreary and sad. It's a colorful, beautiful, comfortable, fun place to live and the energy is wonderful.
Ariana Grande

A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.
Walter de La Mare
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Dreary Translations

dreary in Afrikaans is donker, onaangenaam
dreary in Dutch is afschuwelijk
dreary in Finnish is surullinen
dreary in Hungarian is kietlen
dreary in Italian is abominevole, orrendo, spaventoso
dreary in Norwegian is ensom, trist, kjedelig
dreary in Spanish is triste
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