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indistinctive

[in-di-stingk-tiv] /ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋk tɪv/
adjective
1.
without distinctive characteristics.
2.
incapable of or not making a distinction; undiscriminating.
Origin of indistinctive
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; in-3 + distinctive
Related forms
indistinctively, adverb
indistinctiveness, noun
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  • "We certainly cannot admit of this interference," said Mrs. Tretherick, a fashionably dressed, indistinctive looking woman.

British Dictionary definitions for indistinctive

indistinctive

/ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋktɪv/
adjective
1.
without distinctive qualities
2.
unable to make distinctions; undiscriminating
Derived Forms
indistinctively, adverb
indistinctiveness, noun
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