Definition of drear:
grimy, dirty, uncheerful, aristocratic, blue-blooded, gloomful, obscure, unrelenting, stern, saturnine, lamentable, low-spirited, down in the mouth, unforgiving, glowering, deplorable, sad, blasphemous, down, distressing, good-for-naught, drab, irksome, gruesome, unconsolable, good-for-nothing, macabre, dull, dour, muddy, gamy, bluish, grim, sombre, profane, sinister, forbidding, sour, depressed, gamey, gentle, unappeasable, no-count, patrician, dry, sick, aristocratical, downcast, regretful, puritanical, dingy, gloomy, excite, downhearted, weariful, meritless, black, moody, glum, dispirited, blueish, tedious, cheerless, sober, sorry, begrimed, no-good, glooming, no-account, olive-drab, non-white, risque, dark-skinned, dreary, coloured, grungy, muddied, uninteresting, naughty, low, tiresome, inconsolable, sullen, spicy, juicy, relentless, raunchy, blue, weary, pitiful, disconsolate, grisly, bad, somber, boring, morose, ghastly, humdrum, dark, racy, wearisome, sulky, dismal, inexorable, monotonous, stuffy, benighted, mordant, puritanic, grubby.
- "The Seven Plays in English Verse", Sophocles.
- "In The Yule-Log Glow, Vol. IV (of IV)", Harrison S. Morris.
- "The High School Boys' Training Hike", H. Irving Hancock.