Synonyms of dry


1. dry, prohibitionist, reformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, meliorist

usage: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages


1. dry, dry out, change, alter, modify

usage: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

2. dry, dry out, change

usage: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun"


1. dry (vs. wet), adust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbaked, air-dried, air-dry, arid, waterless, bone-dry(prenominal), bone dry(predicate), desiccated, dried-out, dried, dried-up, dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered, dry-shod, kiln-dried, rainless, semiarid, semi-dry, thirsty

usage: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry"

2. dry, ironic, ironical, wry, humorous (vs. humorless), humourous

usage: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit"

3. dry (vs. wet)

usage: lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint"

4. dry (vs. wet)

usage: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state"

5. dry (vs. wet), milkless

usage: not producing milk; "a dry cow"

6. dry (vs. sweet), brut, medium-dry, sec, unsweet, sour, sugarless#1, nonsweet

usage: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"

7. dry (vs. phlegmy)

usage: without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose"

8. dry, tearless (vs. tearful), dry-eyed

usage: not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes"

9. dry, juiceless, unstimulating (vs. stimulating), unexciting

usage: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated"- John Mason Brown

10. dry, solid (vs. liquid) (vs. gaseous)

usage: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight"

11. dry, unproductive (vs. productive)

usage: unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas"

12. dry, plain (vs. fancy)

usage: having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner"

13. dry, plain (vs. fancy)

usage: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat"

14. dry, alcoholic (vs. nonalcoholic)

usage: having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin"

15. dry, unemotional (vs. emotional)

usage: lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique"

16. dry, teetotal, sober (vs. intoxicated)

usage: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

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Definition and meaning of dry (Dictionary)