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  • Drearily — Drear i*ly, adv. Gloomily; dismally. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drearily — drear|i|ly [ˈdrıərıli US ˈdrır ] adv 1.) sadly ▪ Laura stared drearily at herself in the mirror. 2.) dully ▪ a drearily predictable thriller …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drearily — dreary ► ADJECTIVE (drearier, dreariest) ▪ dull, bleak, and depressing. DERIVATIVES drearily adverb dreariness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «gory, cruel, melancholy» …   English terms dictionary

  • drearily — adverb see dreary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drearily — See dreary. * * * …   Universalium

  • drearily — adverb In a dreary manner …   Wiktionary

  • drearily — adv. dismally, gloomily, in a depressing manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drearily — adverb in a cheerless manner (Freq. 2) in August 1914 , there was a dismally sentimental little dinner, when the French, German, Austrian and Belgian members of the committee drank together to the peace of the future • Syn: ↑dismally • Derived… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dreary — drearily, adv. dreariness, n. drearisome, adj. /drear ee/, adj., drearier, dreariest. 1. causing sadness or gloom. 2. dull; boring. 3. sorrowful; sad. [bef. 900; ME drery, OE dreorig gory, cruel, sad, equiv. to dreor gore + ig Y1; aki …   Universalium

  • dreary — [[t]drɪ͟əri[/t]] drearier, dreariest ADJ GRADED If you describe something as dreary, you mean that it is dull and depressing. ...a dreary little town in the Midwest... They live such dreary lives. Syn: dismal Derived words: drearily ADV GRADED… …   English dictionary

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