Simple Definition of dreary
: causing unhappiness or sad feelings : not warm, cheerful, etc.
Examples of dreary
It was a gray, dreary morning.
The family struggled through dreary economic times.
Origin of dreary
Middle English drery, from Old English drēorig sad, bloody, from drēor gore; akin to Old High German trūrēn to be sad, Gothic driusan to fall
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of dreary
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