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drab - Dictionary definition and meaning for word drab

(noun) a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
Synonyms : olive drab

(adj) lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
Synonyms : dreary
Example Sentence
  • her drab personality
  • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
  • a series of dreary dinner parties

(adj) lacking brightness or color; dull
Synonyms : sober , somber , sombre
Example Sentence
  • drab faded curtains
  • sober Puritan grey
  • children in somber brown clothes

(adj) of a light brownish green color
Synonyms : olive-drab

(adj) causing dejection
Synonyms : blue , dark , dingy , disconsolate , dismal , drear , dreary , gloomy , grim , sorry
Example Sentence
  • 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

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for drab

rhymes with crab, which is a dull creature.
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by namaskar

With out RAB(love) life is dull remnant of the movie" Rab Ne Bana Di jodi"
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by cyli

Sounds like drag, if a movie is dragged unnecessarily it becomez boring or dull
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by muhilan

drab - sounds close 2 dara(in hindi.. 2 make sme1 fear) so darane ke liye u switch off lights ,becomes dull n lacking colors! :D
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by avinav

sounds like "drav" means "pani"..water.. which is "lacking in color" and wen it is in form of tears it shows dat u r "cheeerless'...
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by studyabroad.us

dra , dara hua lookin pale or dull or laking colors on her/his face.. so kisi ko mat darao aur wo bhi B dikha ke.. :D
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by shingalas

drab is DReary and is the opposite of FAB (common abbreviation for Fabulous).
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by dshefman

dr+ab—as DOCTOR AB(a person) docators are usually said to be nerdy, BORING, LACKING BRIGHTNESS(NO OFFENSE TO DOCTORS)
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by nikhilparasher

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