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 to...life- 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