Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun dry

1 sense of dry

Sense 1
dry, prohibitionist -- (a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages)
       => reformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, meliorist -- (a disputant who advocates reform)

Antonyms of verb dry

1 of 2 senses of dry

Sense 1
dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")
       Antonym of wet (Sense 1)
      => wet -- (cause to become wet; "Wet your face")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dry

2 senses of dry

Sense 1
dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
dry, dry out -- (become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj dry

16 senses of dry

Sense 1
dry (vs. wet) -- (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")

wet (vs. dry) -- (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather")
        => bedewed, dewy -- (wet with dew)
        => besprent -- (sprinkled over; "glistening grass besprent with raindrops")
        => boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged -- ((of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous")
        => clammy, dank -- (unpleasantly cool and humid; "a clammy handshake"; "clammy weather"; "a dank cellar"; "dank rain forests")
        => damp, dampish, moist -- (slightly wet; "clothes damp with perspiration"; "a moist breeze"; "eyes moist with tears")
        => sodden, soppy -- (wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes")
        => drippy, drizzly -- (wet with light rain; "a sad drizzly day"; "a wet drippy day")
        => humid -- (containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor; "humid air"; "humid weather")
        => misty -- (wet with mist; "the misty evening")
        => muggy, steamy, sticky -- (hot or warm and humid; "muggy weather"; "the steamy tropics"; "sticky weather")
        => reeking, watery -- (wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears; "wiped his reeking neck")
        => rheumy -- (moist, damp, wet (especially of air); "the raw and theumy damp of night air")
        => sloppy -- (wet or smeared with a spilled liquid or moist material; "a sloppy floor"; "a sloppy saucer")
        => showery, rainy -- ((of weather) wet by periods of rain; "showery weather"; "rainy days")
        => steaming, steamy -- (filled with steam or emitting moisture in the form of vapor or mist; "a steaming kettle"; "steamy towels")
        => sticky -- (moist as with undried perspiration and with clothing sticking to the body; "felt sticky and chilly at the same time")
        => tacky -- ((of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch; "tacky varnish")
        => undried -- (still wet or moist)
        => washed -- (wet as from washing; sometimes used in combination; "rain-washed")
        => watery -- (filled with water; "watery soil")

Sense 2
dry, ironic, ironical, wry -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA humorous) -> humorless, humourless, unhumorous -- (lacking humor; "it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"- Truman Capote)

Sense 3
dry (vs. wet) -- (lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint")

wet (vs. dry) -- (containing moisture or volatile components; "wet paint")

Sense 4
dry (vs. wet) -- (opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state")

wet (vs. dry) -- (supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "a wet candidate running on a wet platform"; "a wet county")

Sense 5
dry (vs. wet) -- (not producing milk; "a dry cow")

wet (vs. dry), lactating -- (producing or secreting milk; "a wet nurse"; "a wet cow"; "lactating cows")
        => fresh -- (having recently calved and therefore able to give milk; "the cow is fresh")

Sense 6
dry (vs. sweet) -- ((of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux")

sweet (vs. dry) -- ((used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet dessert wines")

Sense 7
dry (vs. phlegmy) -- (without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose")

phlegmy (vs. dry) -- (characterized by phlegm; "a phlegmy discharge")

Sense 8
dry -- (not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes")

INDIRECT (VIA tearless) -> tearful -- (filled with or marked by tears; "tearful eyes"; "tearful entreaties")

Sense 9
dry, juiceless -- (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 to...life"- John Mason Brown)

INDIRECT (VIA unstimulating) -> stimulating -- (rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion")

Sense 10
dry -- (used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight")

INDIRECT (VIA gaseous, solid) -> liquid -- (existing as or having characteristics of a liquid; especially tending to flow; "water and milk and blood are liquid substances")
INDIRECT (VIA solid, liquid) -> gaseous -- (existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state")

Sense 11
dry -- (unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas")

INDIRECT (VIA unproductive) -> productive -- (producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration")

Sense 12
dry -- (having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner")

INDIRECT (VIA plain) -> fancy -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

Sense 13
dry -- ((of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat")

INDIRECT (VIA plain) -> fancy -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

Sense 14
dry -- (having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin")

INDIRECT (VIA alcoholic) -> nonalcoholic -- (characterized by the absence of alcohol; "nonalcoholic beverages")

Sense 15
dry -- (lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique")

INDIRECT (VIA unemotional) -> emotional -- (of more than usual emotion; "his behavior was highly emotional")

Sense 16
dry, teetotal -- (practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal")

INDIRECT (VIA sober) -> intoxicated, drunk, inebriated -- (stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated")

Similarity of adj dry

16 senses of dry

Sense 1
dry (vs. wet) -- (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")
       => adust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbaked -- (dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats")
       => air-dried -- (made dry by contact with unheated air)
       => air-dry -- (not giving off moisture on exposure to the air)
       => arid, waterless -- (lacking sufficient water or rainfall; "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross")
       => bone-dry (prenominal), bone dry (predicate) -- (without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone; "bone-dry leaves are a fire hazard"; "a drier to get the clothes bone dry")
       => desiccated, dried-out -- (thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split")
       => dried -- (not still wet; "the ink has dried"; "a face marked with dried tears")
       => dried-up -- (depleted of water; "a dried-up water hole")
       => dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered -- ((used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines")
       => dry-shod -- (having or keeping the feet or shoes dry; "a land bridge over which man and beasts could have crossed dry-shod")
       => kiln-dried -- (dried in a kiln)
       => rainless -- (lacking rain; "a rainless month"; "rainless skies")
       => semiarid -- (somewhat arid; "a semiarid region with little annual rainfall")
       => semi-dry -- (somewhat dry; "swabbing left the deck semi-dry but still slippery")
       => thirsty -- (needing moisture; "thirsty fields under a rainless sky")

Sense 2
dry, ironic, ironical, wry -- (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")
       => humorous (vs. humorless), humourous -- (full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein")

Sense 3
dry (vs. wet) -- (lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint")

Sense 4
dry (vs. wet) -- (opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state")

Sense 5
dry (vs. wet) -- (not producing milk; "a dry cow")
       => milkless -- (having no milk; "milkless breasts")

Sense 6
dry (vs. sweet) -- ((of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux")
       => brut -- ((of champagne) extremely dry)
       => medium-dry -- (of a wine that is dry but not extremely dry)
       => sec, unsweet -- ((of champagne) moderately dry)
          Also See-> sour#2; sugarless#1, nonsweet#1

Sense 7
dry (vs. phlegmy) -- (without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose")

Sense 8
dry -- (not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes")
       => tearless (vs. tearful), dry-eyed -- (free from tears)

Sense 9
dry, juiceless -- (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 to...life"- John Mason Brown)
       => unstimulating (vs. stimulating), unexciting -- (not stimulating)

Sense 10
dry -- (used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight")
       => solid (vs. liquid) (vs. gaseous) -- (of definite shape and volume; firm; neither liquid nor gaseous; "ice is water in the solid state")

Sense 11
dry -- (unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas")
       => unproductive (vs. productive) -- (not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries")

Sense 12
dry -- (having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner")
       => plain (vs. fancy) -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")

Sense 13
dry -- ((of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat")
       => plain (vs. fancy) -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")

Sense 14
dry -- (having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin")
       => alcoholic (vs. nonalcoholic) -- (characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks")

Sense 15
dry -- (lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique")
       => unemotional (vs. emotional) -- (unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion)

Sense 16
dry, teetotal -- (practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal")
       => sober (vs. intoxicated) -- (not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol))

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