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It’s pea soup, after all, typically a metaphor for drab and boring.

As the pandemic has proved, we are adaptable creatures, though I still feel the loss of a landscape rendered drab but predictable by brown earth and gray forest.

Errors are expected—even the world’s best can confuse extremely similar-looking immature gulls or drab flycatchers.

Hops once were considered a drab ingredient, tossed in mainly to preserve the beer, thanks to antibacterial properties of the resins found in hop flowers, which are also called cones.

For Arise, these individual arbitration awards were dribs and drabs compared with the potentially large payouts that could come from a class-action lawsuit.

The winter can be so drab—all greys, blacks, and neutral tones.

Meathead nodded down the hallway where two olive drab duffel bags and a rucksack sat next to the front door.

Our bookstores would surely be more drab and austere in their absence or their relegation to the annals of world literature.

Any chance we can bring him back for the rest of this comparatively drab campaign?

But why do the outdoor scenes look as dank and drab as the gas-lit, sepia-toned interiors?

Here began indeed, in the drab surroundings of the workshop, in the silent mystery of the laboratory, the magic of the new age.

At his side was the girl, a slender body in drab, tossing her hat gayly about at the end of its long string.

He was now beyond all ordinary sensations of fear, only a drab feeling as of death—the death of the soul—stirred in his heart.

Wery proud I was in a gold-laced hat, a drab coat and a red weskit, to sit by his side, when he drove.

June Dun—a feather from Dottrel's back, hackled on a body of blue Rabbit's fur and drab silk, dun hackle for legs.


On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to drab, such as: bleak, desolate, dingy, dismal, dreary, and gray.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.