Drab

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Drab

  • (adj) lacking brightness or interest; drearily dull. “the landscape was drab and grey”
  • (adj) of a dull light brown colour. “drab camouflage uniforms”
  • (noun) clothes, especially trousers, made of drab. “a young man dressed in drabs”
  • (noun) a slovenly woman.
  • (noun) a prostitute.

Drab meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • नीरस, फीका, एक-रूप, एकाकार, धूसर, भूरा

Drab origin

  • mid 16th century (as a noun denoting undyed cloth): probably from Old French drap ‘cloth’ (see drape).
  • early 16th century: perhaps related to Low German drabbe ‘mire’ and Dutch drab ‘dregs’.

Drab in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Column: A Far Cry From The Vibrant Indian Elections … ongoing campaign for the Christmas elections in this country strangely quiet and drab.
  • Pratap powers SC Railway to title, … SN Vohra’s All-India Gurmit Memorial Hockey Tournament here today. … Sector 42 Sports Complex, PNB took the lead after a drab first-half, …
  • Delhi must do what little it can to strengthen the civilian …, The current juncture in Pakistan is a good moment for India to speak up on … the Maulana has lent some colour to the drab Pakistani politics.
  • ISL 2019-20 diary: Problem with the opener, Kochi’s Nehru Stadium is a much sought-after venue in the Indian Super League and the season opener in two of … Drab draw on Diwali day.
  • Cricketers, officials enjoy top-class facilities at matches, even …, … a series that was drab and dreary, Virat Kohli told media-persons that … Sourav Ganguly, who was India’s skipper for over half a decade and …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Drab 

  • Sounds like drag, if a movie is dragged unnecessarily it becomez boring or dull

Drab pronunciation

Lacklustre

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Lacklustre

  • (adje) lacking in vitality, force, or conviction, uninspired or uninspiring.
    “no excuses were made for the team’s lacklustre performance”
  • (adje) (of the hair or the eyes) not shining; dull.
    “the conditioner will revitalize lacklustre hair”

Lacklustre meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • धुंधला, निष्प्रभ, निस्तेज, फीका, भावशून्य, प्रकाश हीन, बिना चमक का

Lacklustre in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Gold Rate Today: Gold trades lacklustre on muted spot demand
  • Banks likely to brighten up earnings in an otherwise lacklustre Q4 …
  • Match Recap: In-Form Hyderabad Beat Lacklustre Delhi by 5 Wickets
  • Lacklustre poll campaigning in Yavatmal-Washim
  • Mobile phone market set for lacklustre year

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Lacklustre 

  • lacking luster..

Lacklustre pronunciation


Mundane

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Mundane

  • (adj) lacking interest or excitement; dull; “the mundane aspects of daily life”
  • (adj) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one; “the mundane world”

Mundane (मन्डेन / मन्डैन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • नीरस, साधारण, सांसारिक

Mundane Origin

  • late Middle English (in sense 2): from Old French mondain, from late Latin mundanus, from Latin mundus ‘world’. Sense 1 dates from the late 19th century.

Mundane in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • Ditch the Mundane: 5 Exciting Ways to Cook with Corn.
  • He tells touching tales from life’s mundane episodes.
  • Mr. Alex’s poems are ruminations over the seemingly mundane and the ordinary, which often attain extraordinary dimensions.
  • ‘Saanson Ke’ is the typically mundane, avoidable melancholy-driven song, that one has come to associate with a Pritam-KK collaboration.
  • Indo-US military logistics pact is mundane: Richard Verma.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of mundane

  • monday = mundane .. another boring day..

Mundane Pronunciation

Prosaic

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Prosaic

  • (adj) lacking imaginativeness or originality; “prosaic language can’t convey the experience”
  • (adj) commonplace; unromantic; “the masses were too preoccupied by prosaic day-to-day concerns”

Prosaic (प्रोज़ेइक / प्रोज़ैइक) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • नीरस, फीका, बेरस, मामूली, शुष्क, साधारण

Prosaic Origin

  • late 16th century (as a noun denoting a prose writer): from late Latin prosaicus, from Latin prosa ‘straightforward (discourse)’ (see prose). Current senses of the adjective date from the mid 18th century.

Prosaic in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • While England’s batting is so strong, the same cannot be said for their bowling which can have a prosaic look to it.
  • Think of words that add emphasise to your sentence, instead of going for the prosaic and easy words.
  • Tired of his prosaic job, Mumbai-based writer Shatrujeet Nath took a similar plunge midway through his journalistic career.
  • His methods might seem prosaic and a throwback to another era, but he brought stability to the Caribbean side through the course of the year.
  • The reality was somewhat more prosaic.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of prosaic

  • Prosaic – Prozac is a tablet given to depressed people. Depressed people are dull and unimaginative

Prosaic pronunciation

Vapid

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vapid meaning in Hindi

Vapid Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi translation with picture dictionary

Vapid

  • (adj) offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging; bland; “vapid musical comedies”

Vapid (वैपिड) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • नीरस, फीका, बेजान

Vapid Origin

  • mid 17th century (used originally in description of drinks as ‘lacking in flavour’): from Latin vapidus

Vapid in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • To an extent, this must be what the players in the Indian team would be feeling like after their ODI series win against a vapid Zimbabwe.
  • The grisly countenance of the film gets blunted by a somewhat vapid script.
  • But there are people who will still buy this book, despite its vapid language, its stock characters, its predictable plot twists, and its virgin-fantasy.
  • Film actors and TV anchors use its emotive expressions frequently otherwise they think their story becomes vapid.
  • If indeed there exists such an action plan, it is so vapid that it does not come to mind.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of vapid

  • vapid – not rapid. Vapid century in 500 balls

Vapid Pronunciation