Synonyms for (adjective) dreary

Synonyms: gloomy, grim, sorry, dark, drab, drear, dreary, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, blue

Definition: causing dejection

Usage: a blue day; the dark days of the war; a week of rainy depressing weather; a disconsolate winter landscape; the first dismal dispiriting days of November; a dark gloomy day; grim rainy weather

Similar words: cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

Definition: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Usage: the economic outlook is depressing; something cheerless about the room; a moody and uncheerful person; an uncheerful place


Synonyms: drab, dreary

Definition: lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

Usage: her drab personality; life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas; a series of dreary dinner parties

Similar words: dull

Definition: lacking in liveliness or animation

Usage: he was so dull at parties; a dull political campaign; a large dull impassive man; dull days with nothing to do; how dull and dreary the world is; fell back into one of her dull moods