Definition of drab adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dræb//
; NAmE NAmE//dræb//
(drabber, drabbest) Boredom
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without interest or colour; dull and boring a cold drab little office drab women, dressed in browns and greys More Like This Consonant-doubling adjectives big, drab, fat, fit, flat, hot, mad, red, sad, wetSee worksheet. See related entries: Boredom Word Originmid 16th cent. (as a noun denoting ‘undyed cloth’): probably from Old French drap ‘cloth’, from late Latin drappus.Extra examples She looked drab and ordinary today. The costumes were pretty drab. several depressingly drab paintings the drab grey walls of the prison their drab little lives She longed to be out of the cold, drab little office. She was led through the drab corridors of the administration block. The room was painted a drab depressing colour. They found the world drab and depressing.
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