adjective Date: 1629 drearydrear noun

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  • drear — drear·i·head; drear·i·ly; drear·i·ment; drear·i·ness; drear·i·some; dun·drear·ies; drear; drear·i·hood; drear·ly; drear·ness; …   English syllables

  • Drear — (dr[=e]r), a. [See {Dreary}.] Dismal; gloomy with solitude. A drear and dying sound. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drear — Drear, n. Sadness; dismalness. [Obs.] Spenser …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drear — /drear/, adj. Literary. dreary. [1620 30; back formation from DREARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • drear — index bleak (severely simple) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • drear — 1620s, poetic shortening of DREARY (Cf. dreary) …   Etymology dictionary

  • drear — [drir] adj. Old Poet. dreary; melancholy …   English World dictionary

  • drear — adjective /dɹɪə/ Dreary. Earth raised up her headFrom the darkness dread and drear …   Wiktionary

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  • drear — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Arousing no interest or curiosity: boring, dreary, dry, dull, humdrum, irksome, monotonous, stuffy, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, weariful, wearisome, weary. See EXCITE …   English dictionary for students

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