Synonym of dry

Alternative for dry

dries, dried, drying, drier, driest

Synonym: arid, parched, thirsty, wet,

Adjective

Boring or severely lacking in interest
dull boring tedious dreary monotonous tiresome uninteresting wearisome arid humdrum flat stodgy unexciting unimaginative banal commonplace insipid leaden bland colourless lackluster lacklustre lifeless prosaic sterile uninspired colorless drab drudging dusty heavy jading jejune monochromatic mundane nondescript numbing old pedestrian ponderous quotidian routine slow stale stiff stuffy stupid tame tiring vapid weariful weary wearying wooden workaday deadly dreich samey unremarkable blah bromidic draggy yawnsome mind-numbing run-of-the-mill ho-hum ho hum dry as dust dull as dishwater lacking interest lacking excitement uninspiring spiritless characterless trite uneventful barren tired ordinary wishy-washy dead plodding unvaried unstimulating unvarying passionless repetitious vacuous nothing anaemic vanilla hackneyed weak torpid as dry as dust anemic bloodless plain soulless lame prosy featureless unoriginal limp feeble common everyday dim derivative laborious repetitive apathetic unanimated undistinguished turgid unproductive soul-destroying fatiguing mediocre empty pointless matter-of-fact mechanical listless lustreless soporific nowhere stilted fruitless banausic laboured unimpassioned dullsville unfruitful lacking variety conventional watery platitudinous monochrome desolate zero sluggish uniform irksome milk-and-water labored hacky dull as ditchwater inane plain vanilla gray grey unrelieved unchanging static pabulum muted common or garden heavy-going desiccated enervating exhausting toneless nothing to write home about no great shakes uncreative inoffensive zestless unexceptional antiseptic lusterless expressionless deadly dull middle-of-the-road flavorless usual flavourless corny innocuous namby-pamby neutral run of the mill ornery difficult downcast infertile lacking variation serious monotone unentertaining unenjoyable useless depressing futile awkward not up to much vain profitless clumsy big yawn pallid stereotyped clear non-stimulating unrewarding poor uncultivatable waste unnatural pedantic unmemorable hollow unromantic well-worn unavailing bootless uninventive unadventurous derived mindless threadbare worthless interminable undistinctive plebeian stock ineffectual otiose unsuccessful inefficacious ineffective abortive forced deadpan indifferent passive vacant unprolific unprofitable unappealing bleak inexpressive lacking vitality unpalatable subdued bog-standard white-bread unmoved heavy-handed lacking in vitality weighty fuddy-duddy sapless slothful depressed unspirited heavy going day-to-day prolix deadening treadmill dragging old hat dismal a dime a dozen dry-as-dust second-rate unlively unpassioned bummer drag cloying drear moth-eaten bomb sombre somber artificial indistinct stolid solemn lethargic uninterested tepid earthbound unmodulated undemonstrative inert predictable unartistic over-serious quiet slack sleepy formal trying frustrating annoying irritating droning crude meagre simplistic meager unimpressed yawn cardboard staid stagnant unsentimental unvarnished unembellished unpoetic nitty-gritty literal terrestrial unemotional factual unadorned dowdy overlong verbose hack unprogressive inactive customary normal typical regular boresome vexatious cold overused overworked average one-horse waterish nerdy wimpy square mortal poky snooze unfeeling mat unexpressive matte unexcited dulled emotionless unobjectionable garden-variety garden variety raw dispiriting wintry wintery sorrowful damp oppressive windy harmless without variety half-hearted inadequate mainstream clichéd half-pie OK so-so safe dead-and-alive uninflected phoned in endless worn-out halfhearted diluted reiterated samely monotonic all the same recurrent sing-song unchanged two-dimensional unseasoned whitebread blind long-drawn-out soft mild drivelling nebbish driveling beige fatuous tenuous slight truistic hard to digest uneconomic desert bare boiled down without punch spent puts one to sleep flat as pancake not so hot out of date lead balloon unfertile hardscrabble impoverished stark bony boney outdated old-fashioned devoid of feeling devoid of emotion outmoded impotent incomprehensible inarticulate incoherent archaic obsolete unremunerative defunct extinct antiquated lean antediluvian superannuated dense unreadable hoary graceless inelegant passé aimless valueless purposeless cliché-ridden timeworn hopeless frustaneous gainless inutile unlucrative idle ungainly badly written antwacky nonreproductive fallow out of the ark played out time-worn worn out cut and dried gauche unfilled unappetizing inedible ungraceful rough-hewn rigid uncomfortable rustic rustical uneasy languid gawky maladroit unenthusiastic unsavoury tasteless distasteful uneatable savourless uninviting droopy bumbling inept unhandy inflexible obstinate unyielding unbending meek irresolute off-putting unpleasant unattractive disagreeable submissive melancholic languorous dejected spineless languishing enervated melancholy dispirited lackadaisical despondent mopy low blue down cowardly disconsolate gutless dopey inanimate indecisive unconcerned pathetic broken downhearted sad drippy regimented down in the mouth down in the dumps flat tire cast down governmental utilitarian corporate functional institutional unsavory rudimentary ugly standard issue elementary standard middling familiar fair standard-issue passable set tolerable habitual stereotypical cut-and-dried medium accustomed general cut-and-dry adequate cornball shopworn fair-to-middling traditional simple moderate musty frequent ubiquitous wonted decent popular run-of-the-mine established cliché fairish hokey prevailing warmed-over ready-made familiar tune run-of-mine second-class prevalent worn natural bathetic forgettable modest unnoteworthy cliched okay household overdone inferior drained chain exhausted mildewed amateur used-up insignificant amateurish orthodox accepted dime-store all right not much cop acceptable satisfactory not bad obligatory hackney cliche unpretentious formulaic stereotypic platitudinal respectable fair to middling characteristic unexceptionable generic mean garden homespun archetypical widespread cobwebby sufficient universal recognized classic archetypal expected staple representative serviceable good fixed nothing special homely ten a penny good enough par for the course recognised inconspicuous reasonable daily current presentable not very good public intermediate dime-a-dozen basic settled well worn classical fairly good regulation standardized going matter-of-course lowly goodish fine bog standard proverbial pretty good typic standardised bush-league domestic overall anodyne pervasive inconsequential majority nothing to get excited about O.K. plastic sufficiently good acknowledged humble moderately good true chronic time-honoured suburban indistinctive unimpressive warmed-up allowable unimportant comfortable family imitative admissible meh out-of-date old-hat tidy tripe immaterial median ruling boilerplate midway endemic middle paltry inconsiderable competent jake rampant shared prescriptive midsized midsize rife anonymous nothing out of the ordinary casual informal unspectacular trivial commensurate proper not too bad practical of no consequence received sufficing up to standard native up to scratch time-honored two a penny off-the-shelf past their sell-by date prescribed menial unnoticeable formalistic extensive diurnal silly discreet usual thing long-winded dumb cornfed facile noplace enough collective no big deal straightforward of poor quality constant periodic blending into the background considerable minimal admitted vieux jeu fair enough workday scheduled mimetic unaspiring unambitious limited generous abundant significant appreciable marked noticeable goodly sizable worthwhile substantial sizeable biggish ongoing acquired honored pervading readily available widely available predominant plain-Jane unextraordinary mimic repeated known businesslike irrelevant peaceful gentle unoffending prototypical plenty nothing to shout about able cromulent seasonal methodical numerous in use obvious starch piddling canonical one-size-fits-all quintessential broad whatever meaningless apish familial well-known acquainted well established vulgar honoured widely held signature boiler plate in-between unsophisticated of little importance of no importance of little consequence not worth mentioning of no great concern of no account actual practicable matter-of- fact clean diddly prose grind medial mid prototypal model ideal presentational domiciliary slavish halfway intermediary recurring recognizable effete mawkish fetid past bent foetid yesterday's out blank random non-specific ample epigonous epigonic common variety well known recognisable central midmost mediate inherent symptomatic consistent across the board faceless neither one thing nor the other noncommittal par medium-sized middle-sized homey home played-out old-chestnut old-saw canned gone off foreseeable indicative emblematic anticipated foreseen reliable bought like a dinosaur steady distinguishing distinctive likely unsurprising idiosyncratic livable unimpeachable better than nothing emulative store to be expected only to be expected in character … all over true to type true to form in keeping individualistic on the cards traditionary outclassed déclassé automatic confirmed methodic systematic ritual proven unfateful noneventful inconclusive off-the-rack mass-produced store-bought off-the-peg ceremonial ritualistic suitable imperfect sorry poorer low-grade low-quality shabby worse lousy bad substandard junk wretched lemon tawdry low-rent good-for-nothing base two-bit favourite favorite appropriate conformist agreeable tried and true doctrinal taken for granted sanctioned widely used rooted tried and tested immemorial solid alright fit palatable sound valid fitting convenient correct assuaging assuasive appeasing up to the mark swell up to snuff kosher snug quite good in order up to par pleasant completely understandable A-OK totally fine middle of the road superabundant cheap and commonplace most common

Adjective

(of a joke or sense of humour) Subtle and expressed in a matter-of-fact way
cynical sarcastic sardonic sharp sly deadpan subtle biting cutting droll laconic satirical wry ironic keen mordant acerbic caustic deprecating ironical mocking sarky scoffing waggish apathetic harsh salty sour straight-faced poker-faced low-key matter-of-fact sharp-tongued quietly humorous scathing sneering derisive satiric scornful stinging trenchant bitter mordacious barbed snarky acrid scalding corrosive smart-mouthed acidulous contemptuous acerb smart-alecky smart-aleck acid pungent nasty incisive tongue-in-cheek derisory arrogant offensive double-edged critical acidic tart malicious twisted witty acrimonious taunting jeering astringent disrespectful irascible wise scorching mean piercing vitriolic wounding carping venomous vicious spiteful unkind cruel evil disdainful misanthropical unbelieving skeptical cynic pessimistic misanthropic suspicious contorted sceptical severe hurtful deformed distorted crooked warped uneven penetrating razor-edged searing aslant askew humorous pawky awry skewwhiff abrasive virulent waspish catty poisonous hateful pointed rude snappish snappy snippy unpleasant testy disapproving acetose short ridiculing backhanded burlesque clever implausible jibing atypical ridiculous defiant disparaging uncomplimentary curious spicy contradictory exaggerated backbiting alert chaffing poignant quick-witted withering devastating contumelious hostile snide brusque savage scurrilous insulting austere polemic fierce rancorous belittling rapier-like needling saucy disillusioned twitting captious ornery irreverent hard derogatory weisenheiming abusive unfriendly blistering cussed acute snarling stern vindictive slighting malign unsparing opprobrious insolent denigratory slashing heartless callous polemical ferocious condescending brutal truculent distrustful grim teasing malignant stringent pernicious doubtful rough maleficent jaundiced burning detracting malefic telling churlish squint-eyed dismissive lampooning farcical splenetic crisp pithy malevolent forceful ill-natured supercilious evil-intentioned peppery demeaning degrading derogative abhorrent depreciative detractive haughty decrying pejorative depreciatory deprecatory denigrative snotty sniffy cheeky snooty full of contempt terse drilling clear-cut contemptible yelling controversial wicked quizzical raucous impertinent contentious corroding strict exacting ill-tempered bad-tempered uncivil argumentative disputatious rigid rigorous curt antagonistic overwhelming overpowering aggressive unblunted vengeful bilious baleful merciless sharp-worded angry thoughtless inconsiderate ungracious acetic tonic provocative salt exciting stimulating racy violent vitriolous unrelenting edged parodying paradoxical spoof bantering spoofing pitiless envenomed sadistic highly effective strong vigorous crabbed ruthless wanton cold cold-blooded extremely critical cavalier emphatic Hudibrastic Rabelaisian dripping with malice driving forthright clear pillorying powerful effective blunt explicit distinct vain imperious proud edgy potent unequivocal absurd ludicrous cockamamie pathetic silly cockamamy laughable risible comical preposterous ambiguous oblique indirect high hat hard-nosed on your high horse audacious high and mighty temperamental uppity on high horse cold-shoulder dog it bold snobbish cool upstage razor-sharp crushing equivocal out-of-line flip cocky fresh snidey crusty gally smart sassy nervy vituperatory scurrile scurril invective censorious defamatory two-edged scolding obloquious castigating upbraiding slanderous reproachful calumniating reviling maligning libellous vilifying traducing ranting denunciatory calumniatory libelous antisocial disbelieving unsociable for the birds vituperative doubting negative incredulous superior sneaky underhanded disenchanted hardened world-weary hard-bitten overbearing hypercritical egotistic unneighbourly inhumane inhospitable uncongenial reclusive hard-boiled black bleak mistrustful despicable reserved selfish hating egoistic solitary standoffish grouchy egotistical narrow-minded eremitic nonbelieving with tongue in cheek

Adjective

Unemotional, undemonstrative, or impassive
cold cool impassive unemotional aloof distant remote undemonstrative clinical indifferent antisocial asocial detached emotionless formal frosty impersonal offish passionless reserved restrained standoff standoffish stiff unbending unclubbable unsociable phlegmatic rigid starchy unexcitable unfeeling wooden buttoned-up cold-eyed unfriendly withdrawn uncommunicative apathetic unresponsive frigid unconcerned chilly unapproachable dispassionate stand-offish unforthcoming cold-blooded haughty stolid reticent solitary uninterested austere affectless incurious unsympathetic forbidding stoical numb impassible uppity unwelcoming lukewarm inhospitable unenthusiastic supercilious icy uncordial reclusive stuffy misanthropic clammy introverted brittle taciturn antiseptic stoic placid gelid disinterested calm matter-of-fact unflappable hard-eyed passive glacial disdainful offhand retiring uncompanionable callous hostile chill heavy insolent annoyed offended impudent impertinent procacious dull proud snooty unmoved deadpan lethargic spiritless expressionless casual uninvolved imperturbable poker-faced laid back stuck-up stuck up putting on airs laid-back conservative strait-laced conventional negative half-hearted tepid uptight wintery off stony wintry unenthused Olympian muted diffident coldish abstracted eremitic frozen removed snobbish preoccupied introvert superior arctic lofty unaffable unamiable inexpressive alienated unneighbourly unsocial uncongenial hard-hearted thick-skinned hard-boiled unkind hardhearted catatonic empty blank vacant on ice cold-hearted enduring sober resigned philosophic self-controlled indomitable stony-hearted cold fish lone wolf private cynical shy ascetic disagreeable eremetic hermitlike staid rude uncivil mopey mopish unneighborly torpid outside unpassioned abstract unwilling to mix with other people distrustful quiet silent inaccessible nongregarious brooding inapproachable scowling secretive insensitive supine inactive inert spacey uncurious serene composed self-contained ceremonious insociable arrogant out of it spaced-out suspicious antagonistic inscrutable unfazed mean-looking unruffled insensible put on airs keeping people at arm's length unimpressible insusceptible bovine indurated unrevealing hardened sedate collected heartless nonchalant inexcitable groggy lymphatic uncompassionate listless flat desensitized lifeless tranquil desensitised sluggish blah along for the ride uncaring lackadaisical perfunctory heedless neutral insouciant careless carefree blasé controlled easy pococurante impartial relaxed devil-may-care negligent blithe stern inhibited demure unexcited guarded untroubled inattentive impervious free and easy unimpressed unworried languid cursory modest cautious bashful unbiased close-mouthed backward unprejudiced irresponsible bored lacklustre cool, calm and collected reckless ungracious inimical close lax complacent feckless antipathetic unmindful lazy unaffected discourteous easy-going lackluster Laodicean nonpartisan equable uncommitted irresolute soft-spoken self-restrained evenhanded nasty objective unpleasant happy-go-lucky incautious improvident neglectful breezy hard unamicable uneager regardless desultory slack unperturbed unsentimental businesslike unloving oblivious heedless of undecided unwilling dismissive repellent slipshod prim superficial subdued slap-happy severe tame blithely unconcerned without care limp halfhearted unimpassioned peaceful gentle mild noncommittal weak constrained jaundiced timid self-effacing nonaligned ill-disposed media-shy nonplussed equal candid fair-minded retired gay unheeding independent rational apathetic about uninvolved in uninterested in cold as ice tardy remiss disregardful obnoxious cavalier unmoved by weary feeble derelict sloppy slapdash brusque introspective uncircumspect delinquent unaccountable undependable unobservant untrustworthy good-for-nothing unreliable ill-natured untouched stilted uninvolved with unexpressive steely moderate jaded bored by reluctant tough anti temperate cross off-putting adversary mortal adversarial world-weary noncombatant nonbelligerent shrinking impolite toneless hollow dead bland equitable deaf to unmindful of closemouthed level-headed uncooperative fierce nowhere immovable nonemotional oblivious to unaroused just fair neuter nonparticipating middle-of-road unaligned bystanding disengaged pacifistic laconic uncharitable hateful opposed discouraging inward-looking unthinking thoughtless aggressive against unfavorable unfavourable timorous hesitant tight-lipped effortless lighthearted slaphappy lightsome debonair contrary self-centred cold-shoulder square non-committal on sidelines on the fence airy ungregarious sheepish coy recessive self-centered light-hearted uncolored nondiscriminatory thoughtful flippant stony-eyed easygoing informal loose strictly business couldn't care less unsavoury objectionable unattractive harsh avoidant abrupt indifferent about incurious about ungenial glutted unlikeable contained unaffectionate curt grim ungenerous cloyed unincluded unhappy depressing iced flinty bad-tempered terse selfish nonresponsive unstirred unsmiling dispassionate about mean abhorrent xenophobic unlively unconvincing unreceptive ill-tempered unsavory dry-eyed undismayed cool-headed hard-headed short uninfluenced damp averse unagitated ardorless loveless impotent unromantic lame weakly contemptuous withering seclusive discreet uninquiring unimpressionable immune paltry meager down on obdurate coldhearted marble isolated socially inhibited resolute not enthusiastic rash insular opposing disobliging immune to impervious to stubborn insensate unyielding not caring retreated aseptic recluse open-minded meagre hermit-like hermitic hermitical nonpassionate bureaucratic inhuman proof against unambitious unmotivated unflustered unpassionate unnatural forced meek indrawn analytical scientific steady nonaffected featureless straight colorless soulless gray colourless grey measured depersonalised faceless careful depersonalized anonymous monolithic sketchy non-communicative all alone self-sufficient faint logical optimistic carefree and untroubled cheerful content free-minded living the life of Riley imprudent droopy wimpy dispirited moony draggy judicial contemplative self-interested pensive self-absorbed iceberg contrived laboured mannered artificial even-handed unprepossessed uncoloured non-partisan non-discriminatory at odds non-emotional going with the flow rolling with the punches hurried fleeting quick mechanical brief summary passing token hasty ruminative meditative reflective inner-directed unstudied artless leisurely light disimpassioned cold-fish cool cat self-possessed cold turkey unrelated unconnected autonomous unallied could care less what the hell repressed tongue-tied self-conscious uneasy embarrassed strained awkward indolent simple equanimous sunny don't give a damn dumb slovenly rapid surly sour lacking concern frivolous buoyant unserious jaunty unanxious upbeat phoning it in going through the motions walking through it pokerfaced pessimistic free from worry free from care unbothered not bothered forgetful blind deaf at ease undisturbed undaunted quarrelsome defeatist gloomy labored laodicean gloom-ridden unconcerned about indecisive uncertain unresolved menacing unmannerly bleak apathetic towards nonchalant about offhand about casual about uncaring about fatalistic comfortable facile untroublesome painless undemanding conflicting opposite estranged malicious disaffected malignant spiteful competitive unpromising warlike vengeful acrimonious censorious grouchy combative grudging gruff dismissive of mindless of careless of frivolous about reckless about unimpressed by regardless of cavalier about not giving a toss tired dulled weary of unenthusiastic about unresponsive to lukewarm about phlegmatic about wishy-washy without a care in the world straight-faced wearied ennuied obstructive resistive unconstructive highbrow scornful resisting balky up to here fed up sick of had it sick sick and tired done it all not on speaking terms not giving a monkey's

Adjective

(British, politics) Radical or hard-line Conservative in nature, especially in relation to the 1980s

Adjective

No longer nubile or suitable for marriage, in reference to people

Adjective

Not sufficient
insufficient deficient inadequate short lacking incomplete scant meagre sparse scarce wanting incommensurate scanty unqualified insubstantial limited low not enough paltry poor restricted shy sketchy skimpy too few too little bereft defective destitute devoid drained exiguous failing faulty imperfect incapable incompetent infrequent meager measly minus pathetic piddling rare thin too small unample unfinished unfitted unsatisfactory at a premium in short supply out of short of too little too late weak inconsiderable inappreciable miserly bare laughable feeble lame stunted depleted derisory spare parsimonious barren junk small unproductive stinted bush-league negligible slight stingy little light slender slim sparing skimp tenuous miserable minimal flimsy trifling modest bitty patchy puny hand-to-mouth beggarly superficial insignificant tiny fragmentary scrappy scrimpy pitiful trivial lean thin on the ground shallow perfunctory reduced unsubstantial tight rudimentary unconvincing few partial implausible nominal finite few and far between hard to come by shabby shoddy minimum diminished inconsequential frail hard to find disappointing lamentable unpolished like gold dust sporadic not to be had not to be had for love nor money inferior cursory unbelievable flawed missing outline impaired substandard unsound mean scrimp contemptible inconceivable incredible unpersuasive hasty unsufficient second-rate needing mingy hurried diminutive narrow hardly any piecemeal low on short on frugal scattered needed rough slipshod thinning barely sufficient crude little or no fragile uncritical depthless part not up to scratch half-baked occasional shortened leaving much to be desired incoherent fragmented fractional dispersed thinly distributed airy seldom met with lousy marginal penurious incidental ungenerous broad-brush confined petty infinitesimal picayune nugatory piffling undermanned under strength thumbnail circumscribed defined definite determinate measured basic close imperceptible wispy little bitty smallish dwindling mediocre skeletal lacking in detail on the small side cut set ineffectual faint scrubby uncommon coming up short lowly delimited truncated threatened seldom semioccasional base ordinary subnormal not hacking it run-down transparent diffuse not much not making it short-handed strapped for pushed for frivolous threadbare disjointed at a low level unsatisfying unacceptable improbable untenable questionable vapid with an insufficiency of inept baseless puerile ungrounded fallacious false groundless illogical controvertible inane unreasonable assailable wishful weakly scarcer than hen's teeth absent not good enough exhaustible inquorate subtle flat mere unrefined not up to standard bodger not acceptable unfruitful infertile omitted empty cooked gone away unfulfilled bankrupt deprived less untidy unsystematic uneven disorganized weak-kneed casual not up to par burned out below par in default cut off desultory out of gas undeveloped undone abridged not up to expectations not much cop passing slapdash inconsistent disconnected half-pie unaccomplished qualified unexecuted unconsidered patchwork disorganised vague inchoate rude not total broken expurgated underdone unconsummated immature unwhole curtailed under construction not whole not entire garbled nodding rapid rushed token trite offhand duff unsuitable unworthy thrown together inattentive fleeting quick unassembled unequal underprovided undersupplied injured amiss damaged marred imprecise fuzzy flash summary insincere feigning second string second fiddle outta gas found wanting third string provisional not make it cobbled together woolly wooly introductory preliminary coarse unclear hazy not cut out for surface-level on the back of an envelope

Adjective

Bookish, theoretical and pedantic, as opposed to practical

Adjective

Irritating
grating jarring irritating annoying displeasing infuriating irksome vexatious disagreeable discordant exasperating galling maddening rankling aggravating grotesque harsh inappropriate inharmonious niggling offensive tiresome troublesome unaesthetic unpleasant unsuitable harsh-sounding ill suited insensitive stridulent stridulous vexing out of place bothersome frustrating disturbing pesky riling abrasive chafing nettlesome peeving pestiferous pestilent carking nettling pestilential plaguy provoking rebarbative plaguey pesty trying infernal inconvenient upsetting confounded awkward difficult nagging cussed tedious wearisome troubling perturbing unwelcome antagonizing antagonising burdensome wearing harassing agitating disconcerting unsettling teasing distressing enraging harrying enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall incongruous dissonant shrill jangling cacophonous boring worrisome discommoding bedevilling discomposing discomforting unpleasing agonizing unnerving unamusing punchable agonising uncongenial bedeviling unmelodious accursed disquieting off-key nauseating objectionable traumatic stupid idiotic clashing strident worrying wretched repugnant thorny painful irking out of keeping incompatible conflicting grinding contrasting troublous deplorable discouraging challenging forbidding puzzling lamentable knotty taxing problematic rasping scraping squeaky raucous tormenting incommodious afflicting disappointing tricky concerning mean festering antipathetic ugly wicked demanding unbearable loud uncharacteristic unharmonious unsatisfying unattractive impossible sticky tough harrowing nasty grievous hairy severe prickly hard onerous oppressive delicate sensitive uncomfortable grim bitter stressful excruciating crushing heavy ticklish rough arduous dodgy nerve-racking dire awful terrible grave exacting weighty dreadful problematical miserable afflictive punishing bad alarming laborious unfortunate distasteful unpalatable daunting toilsome distressful appalling cruel formidable embarrassing controversial rigorous exhausting abominable detestable odious sad exigent disgusting gruelling dangerous critical heartbreaking execrable hostile shocking strenuous brutal rugged rotten dismaying grueling unsavory tragic tiring unhappy heartrending yukky unlovely icky yucky back-breaking fraught humiliating unsavoury hurtful heart-rending hateful scary complicated vile involved intricate uphill touchy stiff bleak untimely perplexing anxious-making complex tricksy spiny catchy tense horrible horrid repulsive dismal convoluted revolting woeful regrettable torturous obnoxious sore gross repellent pathetic doleful sorrowful testing nerve-wracking abhorrent lousy gloomy chancy precarious dark cumbersome unfriendly grody sour mortifying destructive compromising provocative gut-wrenching dicey charged inopportune loathsome hurting tight aching cringeworthy inexpedient stinging unseasonable cringey discommodious disadvantageous Herculean embittering obstructive tender raw poignant throbbing stimulating baffling cringe-making flustering fierce murderous hardhanded inhuman searing burning unhandy poor saddening discomfiting hazardous killing persnickety depressing unmanageable unwieldy horrendous atrocious vexed inflamed fatiguing pitiable melancholy pitiful foul detrimental irritated intolerable sharp gnawing dolorous adverse sombre somber desolate calamitous invidious perilous iffy anxious intense gruesome superincumbent moving horrific smarting pressing anguished mournful unappealing sickening horrifying achy undesirable serious draining frightful enervating pressured dubious spartan suspect questionable backbreaking gnarly piteous caustic merciless hellish hectic sapping off-putting anxiety-ridden apprehensive acid plaguing disruptive echinated briery pointed demeaning degrading importunate responsible embarrassed incommoding unfavorable unfavourable damnable discountenancing intractable undisciplined murder rowdy infestive ungovernable damaging repressive messy disorderly disheartening mighty harmful acute shameful crashing injurious fearful fiendish infamous pernicious fell heinous devilish dispiriting depressive humourless crummy ghastly humorless sober solemn toe-curling ruthless savage rancid reddened chafed ill-timed time-consuming austere excessive ponderous overtaxing overpowering plodding headache unrelenting relentless chilling ferocious uneasy unsatisfactory stinking hideous lurid unacceptable sedate abysmal grisly diabolical unendurable frightening macabre nightmarish stringent risky uncertain nice hurt melancholic disconsolate joyless hopeless drab demoralizing glum rueful demoralising comfortless cheerless remorseless great monstrous tragical repellant uncool grotty godawful hellacious uninviting affecting nauseous negative instigative intemperate inclement red bruised cursed unsteady unstable beastly dreary mirthless morose dejecting dispirited dolesome tickly a nuisance in pain injured wounded capricious temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant volatile fickle rocky variable bumpy drear cold funereal depressed inflammatory exciting inciting incendiary affronting agitational agitative edgy inflaming instigating piquing goading insulting nail-biting heart-breaking extremely bad hard-hearted remote prejudicial an imposition vicious antagonistic afflicted abscessed pained ulcerated itchy confronting distressed scratchy lachrymose sorry derisible lugubrious dingy plangent pensive heart-wrenching wearying causing discomfort ill-fitting in-your-face unhelpful tear-jerking undermining disobliging invalidating contrary disparaging discrediting derogatory disastrous hefty piercing catastrophic fatal biting deadly ruinous corrosive abject cataclysmic devastating stirring unlucky dejected despondent lethal forlorn mortal deathly hapless fateful tingly keen ill-fated ill-starred eye-watering

Adjective

Not intended to be taken seriously
tongue-in-cheek amusing flippant funny humorous irreverent jocular satirical whimsical comic comical facetious lighthearted playful witty farcical flip ironic joking wisecracking blithe jesting joshing laughable smart clever fun not serious pulling one's leg putting one on wise pert cute glib frivolous inappropriate smart-alecky punning smart-aleck inane smarty-pants foolish sarcastic ridiculous ludicrous indecorous mischievous jokey light-hearted droll waggish jocose teasing roguish cheeky frolicsome sportive saucy entertaining chucklesome puckish mirthful risible in jest impish tongue in cheek sassy hilarious merry high-spirited bantering gay arch unserious wry in fun jovial diverting jocund fresh silly wacky camp campy riotous uproarious sidesplitting antic pleasant offhand for a laugh impertinent disrespectful cocky sly devilish wicked jolly rude impudent dismissive pixieish tricksy scampish pixy pixie prankish leprechaunish rascally knavish elvish lippy insolent ludic cheerful lively joyous gleeful spirited snappy blithesome zany as a joke to tease killing comedic humoristic hysteric hysterical side-splitting rib-tickling sparkling absurd gagged up for grins highbrowed sharp quick quick-witted knowing casual sardonic cunning artful naughty elfin precious cutesy affected sprightly capering mocking ribald priceless too funny for words fun-loving breezy mincingly clever coy wily beguiling good-natured stimulating flirtatious kittenish jaunty clowning bubbly gamesome pointed ingenious apt agile bold highbrow brazen incisive cool adept nimble ready smooth nifty scintillating sharp-witted snazzy tactful profound racy nimble-witted cutting quick on the draw quick on the uptake slapstick eccentric clownish odd rollicking preposterous quirky quaint screaming off-the-wall oddball engaging crack-up riot quizzical gelastic laffer superficial shallow irresponsible carefree thoughtless overfamiliar insouciant brassy cheery laughing sunny festive flakey flaky joculous happy crazy good-humoured good-humored daffy boffo

Adjective

(of a child or pet) Having been trained to relieve oneself in the appropriate manner or place

Verb

Remove fog

Verb

To use, empty or drain completely
exhaust consume deplete spend drain expend finish empty waste dissipate squander use up absorb burn devour impoverish milk run through bleed blow go through strain suck dry void bankrupt dispel disperse draw draw down eat fritter away play out use bleed dry eat up run out wash up take last of sap siphon bust break syphon tap divert catheterize draw off burn out get through filter off take up get rid of swallow up free from pump out get last drop burn up wear out clean out deprive utilize throw away utilise diminish lose finish up reduce finish off lavish misspend dry up frivol away fiddle away trifle away fritter employ empty out splurge demolish dispose of misuse squeeze run down burn through waste away weaken spend like water evacuate fleece clear extract remove attenuate slash dispatch discharge ruin guzzle gut make use of dump dig into clear out run out of spend recklessly wipe out run up throw around like confetti pour down the drain blow through be wasteful with polish off enervate occupy gobble pay out decrease throw lessen exploit outlay frivol abuse wanton play ducks and drakes with exhaust one's supply of lower suffer the loss of shell out dispense with lay out destroy eat through pare down slim down undermine trifle fiddle annihilate spend freely cut back stop having be deprived of cough up put to use blue be prodigal with scatter eliminate sort ravage engulf have recourse to avail oneself of make poor use of envelop devastate kiss goodbye indulge oneself throw down the drain disinherit sacrifice dispossess no longer have divest spend money as if it grows on trees spend money as if it were going out of fashion spend money as if there were no tomorrow spend money as if it were going out of style wreck raze misapply misemploy ebb lay waste pump pillage beggar disfigure throw out chuck out turn out clean up tidy up draft pauperize gamble away cripple financially bring to ruin run dry bring down reduce to beggary draught vacate unload go be finished unburden unpack expel disburden withdraw release eject lapse decant purge unlade disgorge leave leak be exhausted be fresh out be out of be cleaned out be used up have no more peter out pour out siphon off make void flow out remove the contents of make vacant consume the contents of rush out

Verb

To attend to one's appearance, typically one's hair
do style make set shape coif coiffe adjust arrange brush groom preen primp prink comb cut fix wash beautify dress tidy put in order neaten smooth prepare curry make tidy smarten titivate straighten make neat do up tidy up get ready comb out clean fit prep lay ready tend mentor prim get up spruce up refine sleek spruce smarten up refresh nurture rub down freshen up gussy up spiff up put through grind pretty up lick into shape put through mill slick up make presentable turn out clean up make attractive shape up trig fix up trim tart up equip doll up pretty freshen plume dress up make ready organize make up frame prank straighten up adorn put to rights organise qualify train deck out order prime season endow trig up straighten out clear the decks whip into shape set up put in good shape put together refurbish improve admire slick supply furnish prink up sort devise plan make neater concoct contrive design accoutre tauten police formulate produce develop compose sort out conceive redd out redd up work out think up get act together draw up pull together put in shape lay out fit out prettify array decorate sponge touch up dejunk clear up plot hatch scheme fuss spiff educate enable facilitate pimp out pimp up put in trim make shipshape prune brew rub something down suit fuss over fig up set out cook up dream up put on your gladrags be in full fig put on your best bib and tucker get dressed up empower coach tailor condition provide make suitable untangle disentangle redecorate arm accommodate rake pick up unsnarl rasp cleanse scrape smooth out modernize revamp patch make smarter rebuild modernise correct amend reconstruct revise retread emend regulate recondition brighten up overhaul face-lift debug restore doctor lay smooth run through provide with assemble construct posh up fiddle with see to jazz up tune up fashion fabricate get knots out of draft calculate edit chart adapt form craft outfit choreograph project budget cast perfect blueprint jack up make provision settle on strategize about smooth the way appoint work up draught build up scheme out map out fill in anticipate poise brace fortify forearm make plans for warm up arm oneself gird up one's loins pave the way get set

Noun

(Britain, politics) A radical or hard-line Conservative, especially during the 1980s

Antonym of dry

dry Idiom, Proverb