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Dictionary Definition

drab adj
1 lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise; "her drab personality"; "life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas"; "a series of dreary dinner parties" [syn: dreary]
2 lacking brightness or color; dull; "drab faded curtains"; "sober Puritan gray"; "children in somber brown clothes" [syn: sober, somber, sombre]
3 depressing in character or appearance; "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 [syn: dingy, dismal, drear, dreary, gloomy, sorry] [also: drabbing, drabbed, drabbest, drabber]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /dræb/
  • Rhymes with: -æb


  1. a slut
  2. a lewd wench; a strumpet; a prostitute
    • Synonyms: See
  3. a wooden box, used in salt works for holding the salt when taken out of the boiling pans.

Derived terms


  1. dull, uninteresting, particularly of colour



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Extensive Definition

main Green This article is about notable tints and shades of the color green. These various colors are shown below.

Computer web color greens

In X11

The color displayed at right is the brightest possible green that can be reproduced on a computer screen, and is the color named green in X11. It is one of the three primary colors used in the RGB color space along with red and blue.
This color is also called color wheel green. It is at precisely 120 degrees on the HSV color wheel. Its complementary color is magenta.
Green takes up a large portion of the CIE chromaticity diagram because it is in the central area of human color perception.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bag, bat, bawd, beige, beldam, biddy, bleak, boring, brown, brownish, brownish-yellow, brunet, cheerless, chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, cocoa-brown, coffee, coffee-brown, colorless, crone, cruiser, dead, deadened, desolate, dingy, dismal, dispiriting, dowdy, dreary, dull, dun, dun-brown, dun-drab, ecru, faded, fawn, fawn-colored, fille de joie, flat, fuscous, gray, grege, grey, hag, harlot, hazel, hooker, humdrum, hustler, khaki, lackluster, lifeless, lurid, lusterless, mat, monotonous, muddy, murky, nightwalker, nut-brown, olive-brown, olive-drab, prosaic, prosy, repetitive, same, samely, seal, seal-brown, sepia, slut, snuff-colored, somber, sorrel, streetwalker, subfusc, tan, taupe, tawny, tedious, toast, toast-brown, traipse, trot, umber, umber-colored, unrelieved, walnut, walnut-brown, wan, whore, witch, yellowish-brown
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