dreely

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English drely, dreȝly, dreghly, dryȝly, equivalent to dree +‎ -ly. Cognate with Scots dreichlie (steadily, copiously).

Adverb[edit]

dreely (comparative dreelier or more dreely, superlative dreeliest or most dreely)

  1. (Now chiefly dialectal) Highly; largely; nobly; earnestly.
  2. (Now chiefly dialectal) Slowly; tediously.