(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. dry, parched; jejune, barren; uninteresting. See dryness, weariness, uselessness. Ant., moist, verdant; interesting.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Dry]
Syn. dry, parched, desert, dried; see dry 1 .
2. [Barren]
Syn. desolate, waste, desert; see sterile 2 .
3. [Dull]
Syn. uninteresting, flat, dry; see dull 4 .
See Synonym Study at dry .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. dry dried-up, parched, barren, dusty, sterile, bone-dry, desertlike, desiccated.
2. dull boring, lifeless, tedious, drab, lackluster, uninteresting.
ANT.: 1. wet, fertile, humid. 2. lively, colorful, interesting
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Having little or no liquid or moisture: anhydrous, bone-dry, dry, moistureless, sere, waterless. See DRY. 2. Having little or no precipitation: droughty, dry, rainless, thirsty. See DRY. 3. Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise: aseptic, colorless, drab, dry, dull, earthbound, flat, flavorless, lackluster, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, pedestrian, prosaic, spiritless, sterile, stodgy, unimaginative, uninspired. See EXCITE.

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