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1‘blocks of drab council flats’
colourless, grey, greyish, dull, dull-coloured, washed out, neutral, pale, muted, lacklustre, lustreless, muddy, watery
lightish brown, brownish, brownish-grey, mousy, dun-coloured
dingy, dreary, dismal, cheerless, gloomy, sombre, depressing
2‘a drab suburban existence’
uninteresting, dull, boring, tedious, monotonous, dry, dreary, wearisome
unexciting, bland, non-stimulating, unimaginative, uninspiring, uninspired, insipid, lustreless, lacklustre, vapid, flat, stale, trite, vacuous, feeble, pallid, wishy-washy, colourless, limp, lame, tired, lifeless, zestless, spiritless, sterile, anaemic, barren, tame, bloodless, antiseptic
middle-of-the-road, run-of-the-mill, commonplace, mediocre, nondescript, characterless, mundane, unexceptional, unremarkable, humdrum, prosaic
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