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featureless

[fee-cher-lis] /ˈfi tʃər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without distinctive features; uninteresting, plain, or drab:
a featureless landscape.
Origin of featureless
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; feature + -less
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Examples from the Web for featureless
Historical Examples
  • And, as if in a nightmare of humiliation, every featureless man seemed an enemy.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • The thin, featureless crust of the coast could not be distinguished.

    The Shadow-Line Joseph Conrad
  • Now, facing the featureless door, he had a sharp knife of fear.

    The K-Factor Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
  • But in the main it was a bare and empty land, featureless and stolid.

    Michael E. F. Benson
  • The Captain stood rigidly, staring at the featureless intrusion.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • Paresi watched, his eyes as featureless as the imprisoning dark.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • It was the face of a chalk-quarry, featureless, hollowed, appalling.

  • He invents pictureless Kinematographs and featureless films.

  • The champions sat face to face, featureless, silent as of granite.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • But it declined slowly and unintermittently into a place of featureless gloom.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for featureless

featureless

/ˈfiːtʃəlɪs/
adjective
1.
without distinctive points or qualities; undistinguished
Derived Forms
featurelessness, noun
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