arid
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈæ.ɹɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæ.ɹɪd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɛə.ɹɪd/
Adjective

arid (comparative arider, superlative aridest)

  1. Very dry.
    Antonyms: wet, drenched, damp, moist
    The cake was arid.
  2. Describing a very dry climate. Typically defined as less than 25 cm or 10 inches of rainfall annually.
    Antonyms: rainforest, humid
    Deserts are known for being arid.
  3. (figurative) Devoid of value.
    Antonyms: valuable, costly, precious
    The millionaire viewed his gift as arid.
Translations


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