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English adjective: drab

1. drab lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

SamplesHer drab personality.
Life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas.
A series of dreary dinner parties.




2. drab lacking brightness or color; dull

SamplesDrab faded curtains.
Sober Puritan grey.
Children in somber brown clothes.

Synonymssober, somber, sombre

Similarcolorless, colourless

Antonymscolorful, colourful

3. drab of a light brownish green color



Antonymsachromatic, neutral

4. drab causing dejection

SamplesA blue day.
The dark days of the war.
A week of rainy depressing weather.
A disconsolate winter landscape.
The first dismal dispiriting days of November.
A dark gloomy day.
Grim rainy weather.

Synonymsblue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry

Similarcheerless, depressing, uncheerful


English noun: drab

1. drab (attribute) a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

Synonymsolive drab

Broader (hypernym)olive

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