drab


drab
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. grayish, brownish, dun; monotonous, dull, humdrum, uninteresting. See weariness, color. Ant., colorful, bright.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Dull]
Syn. dreary, colorless, monotonous, somber; see dull 2 , 4 .
2. [Dun-colored]
Syn. yellowish brown, dull colored, brownish, brownish yellow, dull brown or gray, grayish, yellowish gray, olive-drab, khaki, dun, achromatic, murky, mouse-colored, slate-colored, leaden-hued; see also brown , gray 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
dull, lackluster, *blah, colorless, boring, dreary, faded, somber, dingy.
ANT.: colorful, bright, vivid
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Lacking vividness in color: dim, dull, flat, muddy, murky. See COLORS. 2. Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise: arid, aseptic, colorless, dry, dull, earthbound, flat, flavorless, lackluster, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, pedestrian, prosaic, spiritless, sterile, stodgy, unimaginative, uninspired. See EXCITE.

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