without distinctive features; uninteresting, plain, or drab: a featureless landscape.

Origin of featureless

First recorded in 1590–1600; feature + -less
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Related Words for featureless

nameless, forgettable, bland, plain, stark, unadorned, characterless, faceless

Examples from the Web for featureless

Historical Examples of featureless

  • 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.


    E. F. Benson

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

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn

British Dictionary definitions for featureless



without distinctive points or qualities; undistinguished
Derived Formsfeaturelessness, noun
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