What is the meaning of drab?


  • A dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown.


  • Lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise.
    • usage: "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties"
  • Lacking brightness or color; dull.
    • usage: "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan grey"; "children in somber brown clothes"
  • Of a light brownish green color.
  • Causing dejection.
    • usage: "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"
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