Dreary

Drear"y

(drr"), a. [Compar. Drearier (?); superl. Dreariest.] [OE. dreori, dreri, AS. drerig, sad; akin to G. traurig, and prob. to AS. dresan to fall, Goth. driusan. Cf. Dross, Drear, Drizzle, Drowse.] 1. Sorrowful; distressful. [Obs.] " Dreary shrieks." Spenser.
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2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy. " Dreary shades." Dryden. "The dreary ground." Prior.
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Full many a dreary anxious hour.
Keble.
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Johnson entered on his vocation in the most dreary part of that dreary interval which separated two ages of prosperity.
Macaulay.
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