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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

In days of doubt, in days of dreary musings on my country's fate, you alone are my comfort and support, oh great, powerful, righteous, and free Russian language!
Ivan Turgenev

'In Search of Excellence' - even the title - is a reminder that business isn't dry, dreary, boring, or by the numbers. Life at work can be cool - and work that's cool isn't confined to Tiger Woods, Yo-Yo Ma, or Tom Hanks. It's available to all of us and any of us.
Tom Peters

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