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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing dejection;
- Example: "a blue day"
- Example: "the dark days of the war"
- Example: "a week of rainy depressing weather"
- Example: "a disconsolate winter landscape"
- Example: "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"
- Example: "a dark gloomy day"
- Example: "grim rainy weather"
[syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drear \Drear\ (dr[=e]r), a. [See Dreary.] Dismal; gloomy with solitude. "A drear and dying sound." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Drear \Drear\, n. Sadness; dismalness. [Obs.] --Spenser. Drearihead
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

drear adj 1: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary]