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.
All the same, it's good to get excited about something after the dreariness that is Mercury retrograde and for you it's tough as he affects all those dreams you had.
The quietness and the serenity calmed the soul, used to the dreariness of rush hour, the frantic pace of life in modern Ireland.
While Higgins made you feel every stage of Hecuba's debasement, Redgrave merely reels off internal monologues of varying degrees of dreariness, at one point pausing herself to break into song.
BY THE TIME it becomes apparent that a central character whose fate we're following actually died in the first scene - and that this death and its aftermath carry a certain social significance, the play ``Marked Tree'' is mired in dreariness.
We all developed chronic drinking habits, as knocking back bottles of cheap red wine was our only escape from the dreariness.
A site was miraculously found in the middle of all this dreariness.
Welsh's writing gets round the banality of drug use, and the dreariness of the environment that the junkies seek to "obliviate," by the vividness of his dialogue - rich with slang and expletives, and mostly in dialect.
It's visually striking and technically perfect but its melancholy tone and dreariness will leave kids bored to tears.
HD lensing emphasizes the monochrome dreariness of a flat Midwestern winter; all other contribs are modestly right-on.