arid (adj.)

  1. lacking sufficient water or rainfall; an arid climate; a waterless well; miles of waterless country to cross

    [ Syn: waterless ]

  2. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; 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

    [ Syn: desiccate , desiccated ]

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