drear|y

drear|y
drear|y «DRIHR ee», adjective, drear|i|er, drear|i|est, verb, drear|ied, drear|y|ing.
–adj.
1. dull; without cheer; gloomy; depressing: »

A cold, rainy day is dreary. Once upon a midnight dreary (Edgar Allan Poe).

SYNONYM(S): cheerless, tedious, tiresome, dismal.
2.
Archaic. sad; sorrowful.
–v.t.
to make dreary: »

... the high frequencies most people don't seem to notice are like to split my eardrums. Besides, it [television] drearies the ball game (Jean Goldschmidt).

[Old English] drēorig sad; (originally) bloodstained]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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