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Dreary
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Dreary as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

25 November 2021
Last seen in: The Sun Cryptic

We found 25 answers for the crossword clue 'Dreary', the most recent of which was seen in the The Sun Cryptic.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Dreary a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Dreary as an answer itself some 129 times.

Dreary is a single word clue made up of 6 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Sun Cryptic' on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 with the answer being DRAB, but the most popular answer for this clue is DISMAL.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • 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"
  • Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties"

Anagrams

We found 1 anagrams for the word 'Dreary'.

  • yarder A winch (or system of winches) powered by an engine and used to haul logs from a stump to a landing or to a skid road

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BLAH
Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

BLUE
Any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue"

DARK
An unilluminated area; "he moved off into the darkness"

DOUR
Stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

DRAB
A dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

DULL
Make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

GRAY
Clothing that is a grey color; "he was dressed in grey"

GRIM
Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"

5 Letters

BANAL
Repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; "bromidic sermons"; "his remarks were trite and commonplace"; "hackneyed phrases"; "a stock answer"; "repeating threadbare jokes"; "parroting some timeworn axiom"; "the trite metaphor `hard as nails'"

BLEAK
Offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"

DINGY
Thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot; "a miner's begrimed face"; "dingy linen"; "grimy hands"; "grubby little fingers"; "a grungy kitchen"

DREAR
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"

SORRY
Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"

6 Letters

BORING
The act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

DISMAL
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"

GLOOMY
Filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"

7 Letters

DOLEFUL
Filled with or evoking sadness; "the child's doleful expression"; "stared with mournful eyes"; "mournful news"

HUMDRUM
The quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety; "he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work"; "he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners"; "he hated the sameness of the food the college served"

8 Letters

OVERCAST
A cast that falls beyond the intended spot

TIRESOME
So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

9 Letters

CHEERLESS
Causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

10 Letters

DEPRESSING
Causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

DEPRESSIVE
Someone suffering psychological depression

MONOTONOUS
Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"

12 Letters

DISCONSOLATE
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"

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