Media people, always on perpetual deadline, can adapt even to the most arid surroundings.
Anguilla is an arid, flat Caribbean island surrounded on all sides by seawater.
Everywhere, sprinkler systems and contract workers with hoses are fighting to tame the arid desert into lush submission.
Without it, the seeds of change and innovation will wither in a soil that is an arid mix of negativism and defeatism.
Some parts were arid, nearly barren, others green and fertile.
So these two, not yet aflame with drought, banished the arid phantom for a little while.
Though the desert were arid on this side, it was her desert, and there in her tent must she abide.
Better to have omitted all feast; nothing simpler, and it would have been at least dignified, even if arid.
What an impressive contrast to the arid physics of the time based also on Aristotle!
The scarcity of vegetation makes spectral remote sensing especially effective in arid lands.
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.