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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drear·y a. [Compar. Drearier superl. Dreariest.]
 1. Sorrowful; distressful. [Obs.] Dreary shrieks.”
 2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy. Dreary shades.” --Dryden. “The dreary ground.”
    Full many a dreary anxious hour.   --Keble.
    Johnson entered on his vocation in the most dreary part of that dreary interval which separated two ages of prosperity.   --Macaulay.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dreary
      adj 1: depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy
             streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles
             Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town";
             "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the
             heels of death"- B.A.Williams [syn: dingy, dismal,
              drab, drear, gloomy, sorry]
      2: 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" [syn: drab]
      [also: dreariest, drearier]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dreariest
      See dreary