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  1. having no distinguishing marks or features.
  2. without any claim to distinction: an undistinguished performance.
  3. unnoticed; inconspicuous: He was an undistinguished part of the crowd.
  4. not separated or divided, as by sets or categories.
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Origin of undistinguished

First recorded in 1585–95; un-1 + distinguished


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1. ordinary, common, unexceptional, unremarkable.
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British Dictionary definitions for undistinguished


  1. not particularly good or badan undistinguished career
  2. without distinctionundistinguished features
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Word Origin and History for undistinguished


1590s, "not kept distinct," from un- (1) "not" + distinguished. Meaning "not elevated above others" is attested from 1600.

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