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.
Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid.
* (Herman Melville), Moby-Dick
- Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends' glarings is a doltish stare!
* See also
(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.
* 1818 , , Volume 1, Chapter V:
- Once upon a midnight dreary , while I pondered, weak and weary...
- It was on a dreary night of November, that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils.