arid


arid
aridity /euh rid"i tee/, aridness, n.aridly, adv.
/ar"id/, adj.
1. being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate.
2. barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture: arid farmland.
3. lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune: an arid treatment of an exciting topic.
[1645-55; ( < F) < L aridus, equiv. to ar(ere) to be dry + -idus -ID4; cf. ASH1]
Syn. 1. See dry. 3. tedious, dreary, vapid, uninspired, uninspiring.

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