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 for Drearier
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dreary \Drear"y\ (dr[=e]r"[y^]), a. [Compar. Drearier; superl.
     Dreariest.] [OE. dreori, dreri, AS. dre['o]rig, sad; akin
     to G. traurig, and prob. to AS. dre['o]san to fall, Goth.
     driusan. Cf. Dross, Drear, Drizzle, Drowse.]
     1. Sorrowful; distressful. [Obs.] " Dreary shrieks."
        --Spenser.
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     2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations;
        comfortless; dismal; gloomy. " Dreary shades." --Dryden.
        "The dreary ground." --Prior.
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              Full many a dreary anxious hour.      --Keble.
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              Johnson entered on his vocation in the most dreary
              part of that dreary interval which separated two
              ages of prosperity.                   --Macaulay.
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