Definitions

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  • adj. Very dreary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Very dreary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Very dreary; gloomy; desolate; forlorn.

Etymologies

dreary +‎ -some (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Why, just toting them all out to the carriage would be a mighty drearisome job

    Nevermore

  • Passing hurriedly by, I tried a closet door or so, finding little, however, to reward my search; and eager to be done with what was every moment becoming more and more drearisome, I hastened across the floor to the front of the house where I found another hall and a row of rooms that, while not entirely stripped of furniture, were yet sufficiently barren to offer little encouragement to my curiosity.

    A Strange Disappearance

  • For reply the German led off in a drearisome minor folk-tune, Rangely and Bently improvising their parts with some skill, albeit not always with perfect harmony.

    The Pagans

  • That dwells in the drearisome caves, and walks on the marshes at midnight,

    Legends of the Northwest

  • He offered me his hand, and we were out of sight of all that wearisome, drearisome, uncompanionable company with whom, for eight long weeks at least, we had been dragging our rough way.

    Erema — My Father's Sin

  • I could form no idea where I was, and go as I would, it would be haphazard if I went right, and the probabilities were that I would have to spend the night in the drearisome place.

    Odd Leaves from the Life of a Louisiana "Swamp Doctor"

  • These were drearisome Christmas thoughts and feelings; and they found their climax in a pathetic complaint, "I never thought Charlotte would have given me the go-by.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side A Pastoral Romance

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