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See definition of drear on Dictionary.com
  • as inbleak
  • as inweariful

synonyms for drear

  • dark
  • dismal
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • harsh
  • lonely
  • sad
  • somber
  • black
  • cheerless
  • comfortless
  • discouraging
  • disheartening
  • funereal
  • hard
  • hopeless
  • joyless
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • oppressive
  • unpromising

antonyms for drear

MOST RELEVANT
  • bright
  • cheerful
  • encouraging
  • glad
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • light
  • pleasant
  • sunny
  • appealing
  • comfortable
  • comforting
  • congenial
  • nice
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    How to use drear in a sentence

    Twas still but gray abroad––a drear dawn: promising a belated, sullen day.
    THE CRUISE OF THE SHINING LIGHTNORMAN DUNCAN
    The streets were “deserted and drear,” and, of course, unlighted—the late Confederacy had no gas and no oil.
    THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
    I seem suddenly lifted out of a drear monotony of unchanging days, back to a life of extraordinary vitality and promise.
    THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
    Even then—in that tense moment, the drear anguish of yesterday surged like a wave through my mind; but, upon it a gleam of hope.
    A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
    Captain Cavendish, expressing his gratitude once more, lounged into the drear and foggy night.
    A CHANGED HEARTMAY AGNES FLEMING
    I arose early to discover a morning gray and drear, with a mist falling to chill the bones.
    RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
    Long may he endure to enliven the drear tameness of civilization with a memory of the world's old wildness.
    IN NEW ENGLAND FIELDS AND WOODSROWLAND E. ROBINSON
    Time had gone since the old church stood in a desert drear and wild, but still its chimes rang the old petition, hour after hour.
    LONG LIVE THE KINGMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
    Why must Grendel or his mother represent the tempest, or the malaria, or the drear long winter nights?
    BEOWULFR. W. CHAMBERS
    It's a drear life to do the same thing every day at the same hour.
    SYBILBENJAMIN DISRAELI
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO DREAR

    • black
    • cheerless
    • comfortless
    • dark
    • discouraging
    • disheartening
    • dismal
    • drear
    • dreary
    • funereal
    • gloomy
    • grim
    • hard
    • harsh
    • hopeless
    • joyless
    • lonely
    • melancholy
    • mournful
    • oppressive
    • sad
    • somber
    • unpromising
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