Synonyms for arid

Synonyms for (adjective) arid

Synonyms: desiccate, desiccated, arid

Definition: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

Usage: a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata; a desiccate romance; a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery-C.J.Rolo

Similar words: dull

Definition: lacking in liveliness or animation

Usage: he was so dull at parties; a dull political campaign; a large dull impassive man; dull days with nothing to do; how dull and dreary the world is; fell back into one of her dull moods


Synonyms: arid, waterless

Definition: lacking sufficient water or rainfall

Usage: an arid climate; a waterless well; miles of waterless country to cross

Similar words: dry

Definition: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

Usage: dry land; dry clothes; a dry climate; dry splintery boards; a dry river bed; the paint is dry