(noun, adjective, verb)


1. lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise

- her drab personality

- life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas

Similar word(s): dull, dreary

2. lacking brightness or color; dull

- drab faded curtains

Similar word(s): colorless, colourless, sober, somber, sombre

3. of a light brownish green color

Similar word(s): chromatic

4. causing depression

Similar word(s): cheerless, depressing, uncheerful, blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry


1. a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown

Definition categories: attribute, olive