- having no distinguishing marks or features.
- without any claim to distinction: an undistinguished performance.
- unnoticed; inconspicuous: He was an undistinguished part of the crowd.
- not separated or divided, as by sets or categories.
Origin of undistinguished
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1. ordinary, common, unexceptional, unremarkable.
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Examples from the Web for undistinguished
But it does signal that the status quo is up for grabs and that undistinguished pols like Cantor should be shaking in their boots.Now Let’s Replace All the Other Big-Spending Eric Cantors
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When she graduated from Mount Holyoke College, leaving behind an undistinguished record, she was floundering.What Wendy Knew
August 31, 2011
No doubt Chatwin's elevated sense of otherworldliness originated partly in embarrassment over his undistinguished background.The Enigmatic Nomad
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February 26, 2011
Shakedowns of this kind have a long and undistinguished history.Obama's Shameless BP Shakedown
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I knew no reason why I should resignedly submit to so undistinguished a fate.
That I am too poor, too ignoble, too undistinguished, to raise my eyes to such attraction.Lord Kilgobbin
Our voyage for some weeks was undistinguished by any feature of unusual character.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
They are the untitled and undistinguished mass of the English people.
He was a short, curly-haired man of undistinguished appearance.Security
Poul William Anderson
- not particularly good or badan undistinguished career
- without distinctionundistinguished features
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Word Origin and History for undistinguished
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