[ in-di-stingk-tiv ]
/ ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋk tɪv /


without distinctive characteristics.
incapable of or not making a distinction; undiscriminating.

Origin of indistinctive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM indistinctive

in·dis·tinc·tive·ly, adverbin·dis·tinc·tive·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for indistinctively

  • It was as an unconscious and deep trance, through which something like a dream only faintly and indistinctively stirs.

    Rienzi|Edward Bulwer Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for indistinctively

/ (ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋktɪv) /


without distinctive qualities
unable to make distinctions; undiscriminating

Derived forms of indistinctive

indistinctively, adverbindistinctiveness, noun
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