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Synonyms for drabness

Synonyms for drabness

having a drab or dowdy quality

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County boss Derek Adams shrugged off suggestions from Thistle that the state of the pitch was to blame for the drabness of the match but he believes his side merited more than just one point.
The public yearning to escape the drabness of the Islamic Republic is evident in small things.
For Ryder the soldier, inactivity has lost its sheen to Army drabness and is on its way, at the novel's opening, to hardening into the deadening machine that it is later for Guy Crouchback.
The drabness of life without the sureties of the past is told well.
All that surrounds it, as well as the interaction of its players, should overwhelm the drabness of the town.
The scene is sunlit and its overall effect is of emotional relief, even pleasure, after the consistent drabness of what has gone before.
So it is with a few recent images that are incongruent with North Korea's usual drabness and xenophobia: an onstage appearance by Walt Disney characters, shorter skirts in Pyongyang, a film clip from "Rocky" at a public performance.
Above all a humanist religion will uphold the ideal of quality, against the assaults of mere quantity, of richness and variety against drabness and monotony, and of active open and continuous development, personal, social, and evolutionary, as against static self-complacency or unreal millenary fanaticism.
Blackwood's use of colour heightens the drabness of the children's everyday environment, but the strategic use of red for the book cover, and its gradually increased use in the imaginary world, reiterates the vibrancy and life that can be accessed through the imagination.
The unrelieved drabness of Noel's vocals and the vacuity of his lyrics struggle to hold the interest over the long haul.
The few times I've dashed in for take-out ice cream, I couldn't help but notice the drabness and dirty floors, mainly because I had so much time to kill while the unseeing wait staff slowly lumbered around in circles, arms extended, trying to bite unsuspecting diners.
Not all has been warmth and sunshine though and over the last week there has been a drabness hanging in the valley and very few glimpses of the sun.
A miasma of computer-generated special effects in the otherworldly sections, courtesy of the digital wizards at WETA, is distracting and we yearn for a speedy return to the drabness of reality.
The culturally diverse urban landscape capable of swallowing up hope in its gritty drabness often comes out the victor as Holway's characters--mainly Irish Italian Jewish and German immigrants and their children--struggle to rise above what life has brought them.
Revisiting Xi'an after eighteen years, in place of the low-rise concrete drabness and a guarded, slow-moving population, he finds "a hectic procession of overcrowded shopping malls, restaurants and high-tech industrial suburbs.