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Synonyms for (noun) dry

Synonyms: dry, prohibitionist Definition: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

Similar words: reformer, reformist, meliorist, social reformer, crusader Definition: a disputant who advocates reform

Synonyms for (verb) dry

Synonyms: dry, dry out Definition: remove the moisture from and make dry Usage: dry clothes; dry hair

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: dry, dry out Definition: become dry or drier Usage: The laundry dries in the sun

Similar words: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms for (adjective) dry

Synonyms: dry, teetotal Definition: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages Usage: he's been dry for ten years; no thank you; I happen to be teetotal

Similar words: sober Definition: not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

Synonyms: dry Definition: lacking warmth or emotional involvement Usage: a dry greeting; a dry reading of the lines; a dry critique

Similar words: unemotional Definition: unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion

Synonyms: dry Definition: having a large proportion of strong liquor Usage: a very dry martini is almost straight gin

Similar words: alcoholic Definition: characteristic of or containing alcohol Usage: alcoholic drinks

Synonyms: dry, wry, ironic, ironical Definition: humorously sarcastic or mocking Usage: dry humor; an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely; an ironic novel; an ironical smile; with a wry Scottish wit

Similar words: humorous, humourous Definition: full of or characterized by humor Usage: humorous stories; humorous cartoons; in a humorous vein

Synonyms: dry Definition: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish Usage: dry toast; dry meat

Similar words: plain Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building

Synonyms: dry Definition: having no adornment or coloration Usage: dry facts; rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner

Similar words: plain Definition: not elaborate or elaborated; simple Usage: plain food; stuck to the plain facts; a plain blue suit; a plain rectangular brick building

Synonyms: dry Definition: unproductive especially of the expected results Usage: a dry run; a mind dry of new ideas

Similar words: unproductive Definition: not producing or capable of producing Usage: elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries

Synonyms: dry Definition: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones Usage: dry weight

Similar words: solid Definition: of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous Usage: ice is water in the solid state

Synonyms: juiceless, dry Definition: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless Usage: a dry book; a dry lecture filled with trivial details; dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated John Mason Brown

Similar words: unexciting, unstimulating Definition: not stimulating

Synonyms: dry Definition: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation Usage: a dry white burgundy; a dry Bordeaux

Similar words: brut Definition: (of champagne) extremely dry

Similar words: medium-dry Definition: of a wine that is dry but not extremely dry

Similar words: unsweet, sec Definition: (of champagne) moderately dry

Synonyms: dry Definition: not shedding tears Usage: dry sobs; with dry eyes

Similar words: tearless, dry-eyed Definition: free from tears

Synonyms: dry Definition: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet Usage: dry land; dry clothes; a dry climate; dry splintery boards; a dry river bed; the paint is dry

Similar words: adust, baked, sunbaked, parched, scorched Definition: dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight Usage: a vast desert all adust; land lying baked in the heat; parched soil; the earth was scorched and bare; sunbaked salt flats

Similar words: air-dried Definition: made dry by contact with unheated air

Similar words: air-dry Definition: not giving off moisture on exposure to the air

Similar words: arid, waterless Definition: lacking sufficient water or rainfall Usage: an arid climate; a waterless well; miles of waterless country to cross

Similar words: bone dry, bone-dry Definition: without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone Usage: bone-dry leaves are a fire hazard; a drier to get the clothes bone dry

Similar words: dried-out, desiccated Definition: thoroughly dried out Usage: old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars; dried-out boards beginning to split

Similar words: dried Definition: not still wet Usage: the ink has dried; a face marked with dried tears

Similar words: dried-up Definition: depleted of water Usage: a dried-up water hole

Similar words: dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered Definition: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture Usage: dried-up grass; the desert was edged with sere vegetation; shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings; withered vines

Similar words: dry-shod Definition: having or keeping the feet or shoes dry Usage: a land bridge over which man and beasts could have crossed dry-shod

Similar words: kiln-dried Definition: dried in a kiln

Similar words: rainless Definition: lacking rain Usage: a rainless month; rainless skies

Similar words: semiarid Definition: somewhat arid Usage: a semiarid region with little annual rainfall

Similar words: semi-dry Definition: somewhat dry Usage: swabbing left the deck semi-dry but still slippery

Similar words: thirsty Definition: needing moisture Usage: thirsty fields under a rainless sky

Synonyms: dry Definition: not producing milk Usage: a dry cow

Similar words: milkless Definition: having no milk Usage: milkless breasts