Definition of drabness in English:



See drab

  • ‘I got the underpainting done today, experiencing the old feeling that a nice fresh drawing was being submerged in a more or less monotone drabness.’
  • ‘Moreover, ways must be found to create communal urban space capable of mitigating the drabness and dreariness of most public housing developments.’
  • ‘The contrast between the plain exterior and the immensely rich interior is like a sharp blow: perhaps an intended device to remind us of the drabness of the outer life and the vibrant richness of the inner life?’
  • ‘The secret: excellent raw materials and handicraft skills that have somehow survived decades of war and years of egalitarian drabness.’
  • ‘From the first strains of funky double bass, they manage to transport the cold and harassed shoppers around them from the local drabness to a world where the sun shines and the living is easy.’