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

Trite

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Trite

  • (adj) (of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse. “this point may now seem obvious and trite”

Trite meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • घिसा-पिटा, जीर्ण, पुराना

Trite origin

  • mid 16th century: from Latin tritus, past participle of terere ‘to rub’.

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

  • Movie Review: ‘De De Pyaar De’ is Random and Trite, Besides, after a point, continuing the tradition of mediocre Bollywood masala, the film becomes increasingly random and trite. There’s a cameo …
  • Opinion | A revival plan for the Congress that would secure its future, It is trite to observe that crises are opportunities. … India is teeming with bright, energetic people from all walks of life who crave to serve the …
  • Walt Disney Pictures’ ‘Aladdin’ (Hindi) Movie Review: Poor Dialogues …, Come on, Mr. Dialogue Writer and whoever else is responsible for green-lighting these trite lines, Indian children are not idiots. An update: the …
  • Top Trends in Content Marketing, The internet bandwagon juggernaut in India has seen millions get on board, … One of the most trite comments bandied around in marketing …
  • Bills of rights for the vulnerable, … stating that they would replicate the NRC process for the whole of India. … It is trite to say that a general election confers a mandate upon the …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Trite

  • trite sounds like tried…when smthng is tried again n again it bcomes hackneyed
    TRITE is to give something no RESPITE (without any rest whatsoever) – to keep it
  • continuously in use over and over again.

Trite pronunciation


Stereotype

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Stereotype

  • (noun) a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing. “the stereotype of the woman as the carer”
  • (noun) a person or thing that conforms to a widely held but oversimplified image of the class or type to which they belong. “don’t treat anyone as a stereotype”
  • (noun) a relief printing plate cast in a mould made from composed type or an original plate.
  • (verb) view or represent as a stereotype. “the city is too easily stereotyped as an industrial wasteland”

Stereotype meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • सांद्र-मुद्र, घिसा-पिटा, ढले हुए टाइप की तख़्ती, छपाई का प्लेट, स्थिर नमूना, रूढ़िवादी, टकसाली, स्टिरियोटाइप, मुद्रण-फलक बनाना, मुद्रण-फलक से छापना, मुद्रण-फलक

Stereotype origin

  • late 18th century: from French stéréotype (adjective).

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

  • Stereotypes are dangerous: Sonam Kapoor
  • Racism and stereotypes in colonial India’s ‘Instagram’
  • Section 377 moored in gender stereotypes that reinforce sexism …
  • APAC Work of the Week: BookMyShow aims to break the stereotype
  • How the urban working woman in India is smashing stereotypes

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Stereotype

  • Stereos are usually large so it remains fixed in its place.
  • stereos are old..unchanging..though they are good, becuase of their fixed quality, they’re PRE-JUDICED to be inferior…

Stereotype 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


Hoary

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Hoary

  • (adj) greyish white “hoary cobwebs”
  • (adj) (of a person) old and having grey or white hair.(of a person) old and having grey or white hair.“a hoary old fellow with a face of white stubble”
  • (adj) used in names of animals and plants covered with whitish fur or short hairs, e.g. hoary bat, hoary cress.
  • (adj) overused and unoriginal; trite. “the hoary old adage often used by Fleet Street editors”

Hoary meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • धवला, धूसर, पक्का, पलित , पुराना , बूढ़ा , भूरा, सफेद , सफ़ेद , पलित केश , सफेद छोटे छोटे बाल वाला , सफ़ेद बालोंवाला

Hoary origin

  • The word is old indeed; it traces to an Old English adjective that appeared in Beowulf. That “hoary” ancestor evolved into “hoar,” a synonym of “ancient” that has been part of our language since before the 12th century

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

  • Many commentators claim Omar is guilty of pushing the hoary old ‘dual loyalties trope’ about the Jewish diaspora. She probably is. Tlaib, the ..
  • Though barely 11-years-old since its formation in 2008, Bhongir boasts a hoary history with its famous fort atop a huge granite hill. And after the …
  • It is embedded in a hoary  Utah criminal code chapter on offenses against the family. So, it goes the way of other religiously sourced artifacts of …
  • By the hoary hosts of Hoggoth, Doctor Strange is coming back to the big screen! Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, who used to spout invocations …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Hoary

  • whose beard with age is hoar
  • nodded his hoary head

Hoary pronunciation