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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]


A dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


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]


Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise


drab; dreary

Context examples:

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


dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)

Sense 2drab [BACK TO TOP]


Lacking brightness or color; dull


sombre; somber; drab; sober

Context examples:

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


colorless; colourless (weak in color; not colorful)

Sense 3drab [BACK TO TOP]


Of a light brownish green color


olive-drab; drab


chromatic (being or having or characterized by hue)

Sense 4drab [BACK TO TOP]


Causing dejection


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


cheerless; uncheerful (lacking cheer; depressing)

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