Doltish vs Dreary - What's the difference?

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Doltish is a related term of dreary.


As adjectives the difference between doltish and dreary

is that doltish is like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid while dreary is (obsolete) grievous, dire; appalling.

doltish

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid.
  • * (Herman Melville), Moby-Dick
  • Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends' glarings is a doltish stare!

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    Derived terms

    * doltishness

    dreary

    English

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • (obsolete) Grievous, dire; appalling.
  • Drab; dark, colorless, or cheerless.
  • It had rained for three days straight, and the dreary weather dragged the townspeople's spirits down.
    Once upon a midnight dreary , while I pondered, weak and weary...
  • * 1818 , , Volume 1, Chapter V:
  • It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils.

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