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adjective as in dry

adjective as in uninterested, spiritless

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Some scientists have argued that the dark veins aren’t made of water at all and are really just arid landslides, but neither camp has produced a satisfactory explanation.

All that good organic gunk could get recycled back onto farms to help plants grow and soils retain water in arid San Diego County, which has more small farms than any county in the United States.

Welcome to the arid wasteland that has been the Washington Football Team’s 21st century postseason history.

We’re an arid region prone to high-whipping and hot Santa Ana winds every winter, which often lead to power shutoffs by SDG&E as a wildfire prevention measure.

Relative amounts of different carbon and nitrogen isotopes depend on whether an elephant spent most of its time in, say, a rainforest or an arid grassland.

Some parts were arid, nearly barren, others green and fertile.

His papers are voluminous but arid, nothing of the man comes through.

Anguilla is an arid, flat Caribbean island surrounded on all sides by seawater.

The Republican gathering in Tampa was like a business meeting—for the most part, emotionally and rhetorically arid.

Media people, always on perpetual deadline, can adapt even to the most arid surroundings.

Death, to do him justice, he had met with none of the cowardice he had vaunted, and consistently with his arid cynical soul.

The broad river was left behind; they set their course toward the arid mountains of Libya.

“Guayule” is a resinous rubber secured from a two-foot shrub that grows on the arid plains of Texas and Northern Mexico.

The interior plateau may be described as arid, so that irrigation is required if crops are to be raised.

A great part of this region is an arid and frightful desert; but the more favored portions are extremely fertile.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to arid, such as: barren, bone-dry, desert, dusty, parched, and dry as a bone.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.