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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dreary \Drear"y\ (dr[=e]r"[y^]), a. [Compar. Drearier; superl. Dreariest.] [OE. dreori, dreri, AS. dre['o]rig, sad; akin to G. traurig, and prob. to AS. dre['o]san to fall, Goth. driusan. Cf. Dross, Drear, Drizzle, Drowse.] 1. Sorrowful; distressful. [Obs.] " Dreary shrieks." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy. " Dreary shades." --Dryden. "The dreary ground." --Prior. [1913 Webster] Full many a dreary anxious hour. --Keble. [1913 Webster] Johnson entered on his vocation in the most dreary part of that dreary interval which separated two ages of prosperity. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]