drear·i·ness || 'drɪərɪnɪs n. sadness, depressiveness; gloominess, drabness; tediousness

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  • Dreariness — Drear i*ness, n. 1. Sorrow; wretchedness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Dismalness; gloomy solitude. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dreariness — O.E. dreorinysse; see DREARY (Cf. dreary) + NESS (Cf. ness) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dreariness — dreary ► ADJECTIVE (drearier, dreariest) ▪ dull, bleak, and depressing. DERIVATIVES drearily adverb dreariness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «gory, cruel, melancholy» …   English terms dictionary

  • dreariness — noun see dreary …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dreariness — See drearily. * * * …   Universalium

  • dreariness — noun The characteristic of being dreary …   Wiktionary

  • dreariness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A lack of excitement, liveliness, or interest: asepticism, blandness, colorlessness, drabness, dryness, dullness, flatness, flavorlessness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, lifelessness, ster lleness, sterility,… …   English dictionary for students

  • dreariness — drear·i·ness …   English syllables

  • dreariness — noun extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest • Syn: ↑boringness, ↑insipidness, ↑insipidity • Derivationally related forms: ↑insipid (for: ↑insipidness), ↑dreary, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dmitry Merezhkovsky — For his brother, a Russian biologist, see Konstantin Mereschkowski. Born Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky 2 August 1865(1865 08 02) St Petersburg, Russia Died 9 December 1941( …   Wikipedia

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