drab drab  /d ˈræb/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
  2. (adj) lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
  3. (adj) lacking brightness or color; dull
  4. (adj) of a light brownish green color
  5. (adj) causing dejection

Usage(s):

  1. Within weeks of being elected to City Hall in 2000, Rama began hiring painters to coat Tiranas gray, drab faades with dazzling colors, reminiscent of Marseilles or Mexico City.
  2. Fashion at the time was all about giant shoulder pads and drab minimalism, but Galliano was determined to change that.
  3. Most eco-friendly bamboo tableware is too drab for festive occasions, but not this Bambu Lacquerware, available at Branchhome.

News

  1. Kidd must show he loves coaching as much as he enjoyed The Life as a player

    He Wasn’t going to turn into Jimmy Kimmel overnight, OK? Jason Kidd has spent a professional lifetime actively keeping his basketball commentaries drab, beige and safe. He finds a money quote, one that draws laughs, he’ll pound it over and over again like a butcher trying to tenderize...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Turning Sad Suburban Office Parks Into Mixed-Use Destinations

    As the suburbs slowly die, we need to do something with all that space. You may not notice it driving through most towns, but the suburbs of the U.S. are going through some transformational changes. They’re getting poorer , especially compared to their city counterparts, and according to a Wall Street Journal article, office parks--the soulless staple of drab suburbs--are increasingly being ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Logitech Eye Candy Color Collection

    Work and study areas don't have to be drab. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

Quotes

  1. "As she's been known to say, olive drab runs in her veins," Gates said.
    on Nov 14, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: FOXNews

  2. "I understood the game was more special because people were in the stands watching," Ripken said. "It would be pretty drab if it was just you out there playing."
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Cal Ripken Jr Source: Peoria Journal Star

  3. Mike Selvey, a former England Test player and not one for gloating overstatement, described this year's debacle in the Guardian newspaper as "quite the most drab, dismal, lacklustre, bland, interminable, uninspiring series in recent memory, with the...
    on Jun 23, 2007 By: Mike Selvey Source: The Nation Newspaper

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