- not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings.
- not clearly distinguishable or perceptible, as to the eye, ear, or mind: He heard an indistinct muttering.
- not distinguishing clearly: After the accident he suffered from indistinct vision and faulty hearing.
Origin of indistinct
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2. blurred, clouded, dim.
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Examples from the Web for indistinctly
"Not all skill—not all skill," piped the metallic voice, indistinctly.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
"You know everything," she answered, indistinctly, through her fingers.Tales of Unrest
“You should have the Croix de Guerre,” he said indistinctly.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
But a fog lay over the water, and he could see the geese but indistinctly.American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt
At the same moment I heard, indistinctly, a strange, rumbling sound.Left on Labrador</p>
Charles Asbury Stephens
- incapable of being clearly distinguished, as by the eyes, ears, or mind; not distinct
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Word Origin and History for indistinctly
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