One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘another dreary day at school’
dull, drab, uninteresting, flat, dry, banal, bland, insipid, colourless, lifeless, sterile, tedious, wearisome, boring, unexciting, unstimulating, uninspiring, desolate, vapid, jejune, bloodless, soul-destroying, as dry as dust
humdrum, routine, monotonous, uneventful, run-of-the-mill, prosaic, pedestrian, commonplace, everyday, unexceptional, unremarkable, quotidian, unvaried, repetitive, featureless, ho-hum
2‘she shouldn't be thinking of dreary things like funerals’
sad, miserable, depressing, grim, gloomy, glum, sombre, grave, doleful, mournful, melancholic, joyless, cheerless, wretched
3‘it was a dark, dreary day’
gloomy, dismal, bleak, dull, dark, dingy, murky, overcast, depressing, sombre
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