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drab1

drab1

 
 
pronunciation:
draeb
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a dull gray or a dull grayish or yellowish brown color.
Drab is the color of the office curtains.
synonyms:
dun
similar words:
buff, gray, khaki, ocher, olive drab, sienna, umber
definition 2: cloth, esp. a heavy wool or cotton, of this color.
The uniforms are made of drab.
similar words:
khaki, olive drab
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: drabber, drabbest
definition 1: lacking in color or cheer; dull; dreary.
My gray dress seemed rather drab compared with her red one.The female cardinal's feathers are more drab than the male's.She had expected excitement, but life at school turned out to be somewhat drab.
synonyms:
dingy, dull, gray
antonyms:
bright, colorful, dashing, garish
similar words:
dreary, flat, lackluster, matte, mousy, smudgy
definition 2: of a dull gray or dull grayish or yellowish brown color.
The sheets had been white but are now drab.
similar words:
buff, dingy, dull, gray, khaki, mousy, muddy, sooty
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derivations: drably (adv.), drabness (n.)