1. [ adjective ] lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
Synonyms: dreary

"her drab personality" "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas" "a series of dreary dinner parties"

Related terms: dull
2. [ adjective ] (color) lacking brightness or color; dull
Synonyms: somber sober sombre

"drab faded curtains" "sober Puritan gray" "children in somber brown clothes"

Related terms: colorless
3. [ adjective ] depressing in character or appearance
Synonyms: dreary dismal sorry gloomy drear dingy

"drove through dingy streets" "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens "drab old buildings" "a dreary mining town" "gloomy tenements" "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams

Related terms: cheerless
Similar spelling:   draba