drab | drabness

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

dull or boring

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drab - dull

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Something ‘drab’ is considered dreary, dingy, monotonous, and depressing. It can be used to describe a wide variety of things that may have those characteristics, such as the weather, clothes, designs, colours, or even a person’s existence. Always used in a negative context.

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Synonyms dreary,gloomy
Antonyms absorbing,engrossing,diverting

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  1. My job involves inputting data into a computer all day. It is a drab, dispiriting way to earn a living.

  2. I have a nice house, but it doesn’t make up for the drabness of the area I’m living in. That’s why I’m moving.

  3. Why are you always wearing such drab clothes? You should freshen up your wardrobe a bit.

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