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DRAB (drabbed, drabber, drabbest, drabbing)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drab mean? 

DRAB (noun)
  The noun DRAB has 1 sense:

1. a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

  Familiarity information: DRAB used as a noun is very rare.


DRAB (adjective)
  The adjective DRAB has 4 senses:

1. lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
2. lacking brightness or color; dull
3. of a light brownish green color
4. causing dejection

  Familiarity information: DRAB used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRAB (noun)


Sense 1drab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

drab; olive drab

Hypernyms ("drab" is a kind of...):

olive (a yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation)


DRAB (adjective)


Sense 1drab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

Synonyms:

drab; dreary

Context examples:

her drab personality / life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas / a series of dreary dinner parties

Similar:

dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)


Sense 2drab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking brightness or color; dull

Synonyms:

sombre; somber; drab; sober

Context examples:

drab faded curtains / sober Puritan grey / children in somber brown clothes

Similar:

colorless; colourless (weak in color; not colorful)


Sense 3drab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of a light brownish green color

Synonyms:

olive-drab; drab

Similar:

chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)


Sense 4drab [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Causing dejection

Synonyms:

dreary; drear; dismal; depressing; disconsolate; dispiriting; gloomy; dingy; sorry; grim; drab; dark; blue

Context examples:

a 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

Similar:

cheerless; uncheerful (lacking cheer; depressing)


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