being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land;
an arid climate.
barren or unproductive because of lack of moisture:
arid farmland.
lacking interest or imaginativeness; sterile; jejune:
an arid treatment of an exciting topic.
Synonyms: dull, tedious, dreary, vapid, uninspired, uninspiring; pedantic.
Antonyms: lively, interesting, exciting, spirited, imaginative.
Historical Examples

Anything else (other than a mere repeated and too aridly Anglo-American winter in Florence, perhaps, say) would almost only cost.
The Letters of Henry James (volume I) Henry James

having little or no rain; dry; parched with heat
devoid of interest

1650s, “dry, parched,” from French aride (15c.) or directly from Latin aridus “dry, arid, parched,” from arere “to be dry,” from PIE root *as- “to burn, glow” (see ash (n.1)). Figurative sense of “uninteresting” is from 1827. Related: Aridly.
Very dry, especially having less precipitation than is needed to support most trees or woody plants. Deserts have arid climates.


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