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What is another word for dreary?

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Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
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“For many of them, Miami shopping adds significance to their otherwise dreary lives.”
Causing, or suggestive of, melancholy or unhappiness
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“Its cocktail of money, privilege, and intrigue was a heady mix for a country otherwise steeped in dreary news of strikes, economic stagnation, and IRA bombs.”
Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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“It was raining as the two men came out of the train station, and the rain accentuated the gray and dreary atmosphere of the scene.”
Very severe or serious in appearance
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“He walked into my office with a stack of computer printouts and a dreary look on his face.”
Sad or mournful in appearance
“As soon as Toby had his clove going good, Uncle Neal looked at the one he was smoking, a dreary expression on his face.”
Gloomy or dark, lacking in light
“The dreary skies would be replaced by blue skies, the cold is replaced with the warmth of the sun, and there is the beauty of green leaves growing on the barren branches of the trees again.”
Having an untidy or unkempt appearance
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(of an area of land) Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
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