indistinctive

[ in-di-stingk-tiv ]
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adjective
  1. without distinctive characteristics.

  2. incapable of or not making a distinction; undiscriminating.

Origin of indistinctive

1
First recorded in 1840–50; in-3 + distinctive

Other words from indistinctive

  • in·dis·tinc·tive·ly, adverb
  • in·dis·tinc·tive·ness, noun

Words Nearby indistinctive

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How to use indistinctive in a sentence

  • "We certainly cannot admit of this interference," said Mrs. Tretherick, a fashionably dressed, indistinctive looking woman.

  • "We certainly cannot admit of this interference," said Mrs. Tretherick, a fashionably dressed, indistinctive-looking woman.

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British Dictionary definitions for indistinctive

indistinctive

/ (ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋktɪv) /


adjective
  1. without distinctive qualities

  2. unable to make distinctions; undiscriminating

Derived forms of indistinctive

  • indistinctively, adverb
  • indistinctiveness, noun

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