HyperDic: arid

English > 2 senses of the word arid:
ADJECTIVEallarid, waterlesslacking sufficient water or rainfall
allarid, desiccate, desiccatedlacking vitality or spirit
arid > pronunciation
Soundsae'rahd; eh'rahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > arid: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking sufficient water or rainfall.
Example"an arid climate"
BroaderdryFree from liquid / liquid or moisture
Nounsaridity, aridnessa deficiency / deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
English > arid: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking vitality or spirit; lifeless.
Example"a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"
Synonymsdesiccate, desiccated
Broaderdulllacking in liveliness or animation

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