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drab | drabness

drab drabness
dull or boring
  • How to Memorize
    • drab - dull
  • Analysis

    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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    Synonymsturgiddreary, gloomy,
    Antonymsabsorbing, engrossing, diverting,
  • Example(s)
    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.