drabness drabness


  • (n) having a drab or dowdy quality; lacking stylishness or elegance



  1. Craig Gillespie's direction is a little too attentive to the physical drabness of the setting, the slow pulse of north-country life, the locals' constipated cordiality.
  2. The bright ornaments that are her hospitals and colleges have only accentuated her drabness.
  3. Sinuiju, the North Korean town on the other side of the Yalu, languishes in Cold War drabness.


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  • Schultz says, "One thing I've noticed about romantics: They try to create a new and better world from the drabness of everyday life. That is Starbuck's aim, too. We try to create, in our stores, an oasis, a little neighborhood spot where you can...
    on Jun 20, 2009 By: Howard Schultz Source: Inquirer.net

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