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On Andrew Boyce’s satisfyingly familiar-looking set of a bland motel room, the sort of dreary interior you find in a Sam Shepard play, Waters and Hnath indulge in a few unexpected pyrotechnics.

Against the dreary backdrop of being homebound in a global health crisis, I signed up for private pottery lessons, drawn viscerally to the idea of creating something from mud.

Demon’s Souls tells the story of a valiant and obviously suicidal hero tasked with battling the forces of evil in the dreary land of Boletaria.

The Washington Nationals turned to Max Scherzer to salvage the final game of a dreary Memorial Day weekend series against the Milwaukee Brewers before they depart for a long and potentially meaningful road trip.

The mention of summer school conjured up images of sweaty classrooms and dreary assignments meted out as makeup work for a year of flunked tests, missing projects or excessive absences.

The Daily Beast met Stevens in a dreary New York hotel room.

Unlike the dreary industrial region of Donbass where the fighting is concentrated, Crimea has great potential as a tourist center.

Its name may sound dreary, but the Chambre du Commerce is considered a classical gem, dating back to 1878.

(Read More on the Crisis in Ukraine) Old, numerous and bipartisan are the tales that corroborate this dreary hypothesis.

Roberts starred as the titular servant in the dreary drama, with Malkovich as Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr.

But for the trees, these sullen skies and level grounds would render England dreary enough.

They rented a house, for the place didn't afford a parsonage, and began the long dreary year that was to follow.

A damp mist rose from the river and the marshy ground about, and spread itself over the dreary fields.

I know this small organ well—an old friend on dreary mornings, putting the laziest riser in a good humor for the day.

It looked on to Hyde Park, and a very white and dreary park it was on that particular day.


On this page you'll find 107 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dreary, such as: bleak, boring, colorless, damp, depressing, and dingy.

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