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commonness

Synonyms:

acceptance, averageness, bawdiness, bawdry, chasteness, circulation, cliche, commonality, commonalty, commonplace.
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dreary
Definition:
lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; " her drab personality"; " life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; " a series of dreary dinner parties"

Synonyms:

adjective
black
sombrer, depressive, sombre.
blah
banausic, yawn producing.
boring
boring, commonplace, depressing, dry, humdrum, insipid, monotonous, mundane, prosaic, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, wearisome, dull, Weariful.
colorless
characterless, unmemorable, Unpassioned, run of the mill.
dark
black, cloudy, dark, darkened, dim, dusky, inky, lightless, murky, obscure, shaded, shadowy, shady, sooty, swarthy, umbrageous, silhouetted, dismal, gloomy, somber.
darkish
dim.
dejected
anguished, anxious, blue, contemplative, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, dolorous, downhearted, gloomy, glum, grim, heartbroken, joyless, lachrymose, melancholy, moody, morose, mournful, overcome, pensive, plaintive, sad, sullen, wistful, woeful, miserable.
desolate
abandoned, bare, barren, bleak, desert, deserted, dismal, forgotten, forlorn, forsaken, inhospitable, lonely, miserable, solitary, stark, uninhabited.
dim
dusk, opaque, fainter, lightless, mater, unilluminated, poorly lit.
doleful
doleful, painful, cast down, Dirgeful, Dolent, down in mouth.
dry
impassive, inelaborate, matter of fact, ho hum.
dull
out-of-date, prosy, repetitious, repetitive, stocker, usual thing, earthbound, unexciting, uninspiring, longwinded, wornout, oft-repeated, big yawn, out of date.
funereal
funereal, dirgelike.
gloomy, lifeless
black, blah, bleak, boring, cheerless, colorless, comfortless, damp, depressing, depressive, dingy, dismal, dispiriting, doleful, downcast, drab, dull, forlorn, funereal, glum, humdrum, joyless, lonely, lonesome, melancholy, monotonous, mournful, oppressive, pedestrian, raw, routine, sad, somber, sorrowful, tedious, uneventful, uninteresting, wearisome, windy, wintry, wretched.
gray
ashen, dapple-gray, dingy, drab, dull, gray, grizzled, iron-gray, leaden, mousy, pearly, silvery, smoky, somber, taupe, battleship-gray, gun metal, lead-gray, mole-gray, neutral-tint, pearl-gray, salt-and-pepper, gloomy.
hopeless
black.
overcast
overcast, not clear, not fair, clouded over.
pedestrian
truistic.
stuffy
puffy, self-important, humorless, prim and proper.
tenebrific
tenebrific, broody, in low spirits, Mopish, down in dumps, down in the dumps.
woebegone
woebegone, chapfallen, down-in-the-mouth, shot down.
noun
dreary
cheerless, dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dull, gloomy, sorry, uncheerful.
Examples of usage:
  1. On entering, we stood still and gazed around us, while we were much impressed with the dreary stillness of the room. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. The sea moaned with a dreary sound along the shore. – The Obstacle Race by Ethel M. Dell
  3. Oh, my darling, the only joy of all this dreary world is love! – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  4. But Piers Otway knew himself, and chose to sit alone in the dreary lodging- house. – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  5. Now the cold seemed more bitter than she had ever felt it before, in spite of the thermometer's rise, and the road was so long and dreary that it seemed as if it never would end. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick

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