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Topic: COLOURS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: drab '(dull-colored) cloth' (16-18 centuries), from Old French drap 'cloth'

drab

adjective
     
drab
1CC not bright in colour, especially in a way that stops you from feeling cheerful [= dull]:
The walls were painted a drab green.
2 boring:
people forced to live grey, drab existences in ugly towns
drabness noun [uncountable]
dribs and drabsWORD FOCUS: boring WORD FOCUS: boring
similar words: not very interesting, dull, dreary, drab

very boring: tedious, mind-numbing, soul-destroying


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boring
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