dreariness


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Synonyms for dreariness

Synonyms for dreariness

extreme dullness

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How patiently did she endeavor to wrap Clifford up in her great, warm love, and make it all the world to him, so that he should retain no torturing sense of the coldness and dreariness without!
She opened her treasure-drawer: there lay the ear-rings and the locket--the signs of all her short happiness--the signs of the lifelong dreariness that was to follow it.
The world would have a new dreariness for her, as a wilderness that a magician's spells had turned for a little while into a garden.
The park wore an aspect of utter dreariness and ruin.
From the summits of the swells, the eye became fatigued with the sameness and chilling dreariness of the landscape.
Strange as it always is to consider any assembly in the act of submissively resigning itself to the dreariness of some complacent person, lord or commoner, whom three-fourths of it could, by no human means, raise out of the slough of inanity to their own intellectual level, it was particularly strange, and it was even particularly affecting, to see this crowd of earnest faces, whose honesty in the main no competent observer free from bias could doubt, so agitated by such a leader.
Setting aside opening night's technical difficulties with mics used for spoken dialogue--some characters had no amplification, while others were too loud--both director Linda Brovsky and conductor Timothy Vernon must take responsibility for the dreariness of the interminable first Act.
Stunningly dull; a great weight of dreariness. Something smelt: faeces, was it?
The general restlessness and dreariness are contributing factors in this regard.
It is characterised by bad weather, people feeling skint and general dreariness.
The scenes of domestic dreariness and workplace dreariness perhaps underlined her position too well - because the end result was a dreary opening to the drama.
He can revel in dreariness only because of divisions among the disaffected within.
Kazan, Russia: The notion of this World Cup as something mercifully light on dreariness while unusually rich in sparkle deepened in Kazan Arena early Saturday evening, when a heaving, crackling gem of a round-of-16 bout saw France best Argentina, 4-3, while momentous scene piled atop momentous scene.
I recall one Puffed-Up Washingtron in a neighboring office boasting to a semicircle of young women that he'd just been promoted to deputy counsel of the Subcommittee on Civil Service, Post Office, and General Services, or somesuch dreariness.
To compound the predictability and dreariness, field sizes averaged less than five and the winning margins around eight lengths.