Definition of aridly in US English:

aridly

adverb

  • See arid

    • ‘Parris also seems to approve of the seemingly sophisticated but actually aridly semantic implied argument behind the phrase.’
    • ‘The contributions to the Kelman symposium are - to be kind - patchy and smack aridly of academe.’
    • ‘The writer continues to investigate the ideas of care and love, but he also speculates aridly on the nature of literary creativity.’
    • ‘Almost all of the Act One numbers fall a trifle austerely - not to say aridly - on American ears, owing in part to the employment of Japanese instruments, melodies, and harmonies.’
    • ‘I am struck by how many serious intellectuals we have writing at the moment, not aridly intellectual, but certainly with a spiritual dimension - the spirituality of the everyday.’