Crossword solutions & Synonyms for
Dry

10 September 2020 The Mirror Classic

We have 43 answers for the crossword clue Dry. We last saw the 'Dry' clue in The Mirror Classic on Wednesday, 16 September 2020.

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Definitions and usage

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  • A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
  • Lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"
  • Without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"
  • Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown
  • Not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"
  • Not producing milk; "a dry cow"
  • Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"
  • (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
  • Free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"
  • Opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"
  • Lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint"
  • Remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
  • Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"
  • Having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"
  • (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"
  • Having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"
  • Become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"
  • Unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"
  • Used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ROT

Unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

SEC

An independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors

WRY

Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

4 Letters

ARID

Lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

BRUT

(of champagne) extremely dry

CERE

The fleshy, waxy covering at the base of the upper beak of some birds

DULL

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

SERE

(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines"

5 Letters

PARCH

Cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"

PLAIN

Clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view"

SECCO

SEVEN

One of four playing cards in a deck with seven pips on the face

SOBER

Become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up"

TOWEL

A rectangular piece of absorbent cloth (or paper) for drying or wiping

UNWET

6 Letters

BORING

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

DRYOUT

Remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

IRONIC

Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

7 Letters

ATHIRST

(usually followed by `for') extremely desirous; "athirst for knowledge"; "hungry for recognition"; "thirsty for informaton"

CAUSTIC

Any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

CLEANER

Someone whose occupation is cleaning

PROSAIC

Lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"

SAHARAN

A Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad

TEDIOUS

Using or containing too many words; "long-winded (or windy) speakers"; "verbose and ineffective instructional methods"; "newspapers of the day printed long wordy editorials"; "proceedings were delayed by wordy disputes"

THIRSTY

Feeling a need or desire to drink; "after playing hard the children were thirsty"

UNMOIST

8 Letters

IRONICAL

Humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

RAINLESS

Lacking rain; "a rainless month"; "rainless skies"

SARDONIC

Disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking; "his rebellion is the bitter, sardonic laughter of all great satirists"- Frank Schoenberner; "a wry pleasure to be...reminded of all that one is missing"- Irwin Edman

TEETOTAL

Practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

9 Letters

DESICCATE chris roberson

Remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"

HUMORLESS

Lacking humor; "it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"- Truman Capote

JUICELESS

Lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated to...life"- John Mason Brown

WATERLESS

Lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

10 Letters

DEHUMIDIFY

Make less humid; "The air conditioner dehumidifies the air in the summer"

DEHYDRATED

Preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat"

TEETOTALER

A total abstainer

UNBUTTERED

11 Letters

UNINSPIRING

Depressing to the spirit; "a villa of uninspiring design"

UNSWEETENED

Not made sweet

12 Letters

MOISTURELESS

13 Letters

UNINTERESTING

Arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement; "a very uninteresting account of her trip"

14 Letters

PROHIBITIONIST

A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages

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