Definition of arid:
tiresome, jading, spiritless, stuffy, treeless, unimaginative, rainless, droughty, dreary, boring, stodgy, dried-out, desolate, leaden, weary, wearisome, monochromatic, monotonous, stupid, desert, jejune, dull, desiccate, waterless, pedestrian, moistureless, lifeless, desiccate, heavy, humdrum, dehydrated, anhydrous, drudging, mind-numbing, old, deserted, drab, lusterless, aseptic, bare, ho-hum, sun-baked, sere, wearying, slow, matter-of-fact, sterile, tedious, prosaic, flat, trivial, uninspired, earthbound, tame, dusty, excite, numbing, desiccated, ponderous, bone-dry, wild, sterile, waste, tiring, dry, unexciting, dried, flavorless, lackluster, colorless, stale.
- "Hills and the Sea", H. Belloc.
I had been told that Frome was poor, and that the saw- mill and the arid acres of his farm yielded scarcely enough to keep his household through the winter; but I had not supposed him to be in such want as Harmon's words implied, and I expressed my wonder.- "Ethan Frome", Edith Wharton.
- "Promenades of an Impressionist", James Huneker.