from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Lacking distinguishing qualities; not distinctive.

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  • adj. That has no distinguishing characteristics

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having nothing distinctive; common.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Indistinguishable from others.
  • Not capable of distinguishing or of making distinction.


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  • One of the best things about the better old European opera houses is the division of the lobby spaces into many different rooms, rather than a single huge and indistinctive space.


  • Willard Marriott, founder of a chain of hotels that, like Romney himself, are nice-looking but generally bland and indistinctive.

    Romney On Dickipedia

  • Is ESDC looking to drop its indistinctive acronym?

    How Pat Foye Spends His Days, Part Deux: Empire State Development Corp. Mulls Name-Change

  • Just last weekend I approached the Patzcuaro municipal market with great hopes and left there with an empty bag wondering how 400 diferent vendors could make a living selling the same cloned roma tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables indistinctive from each other and equally lacking in taste.

    Exploring Mexico's Markets

  • Say what you want about any of the other Bonds now but I believe we can already begin to see what I think will be roundly accepted within twenty years: That Brosnan was the most indistinctive, insufferably boring Bond ever. cinebeats says; December 3, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    Last of the Secret Agents? (1966)

  • The Beni Sakhr with us had so camped; and, as we crossed the monotonous downs they pointed first to one indistinctive hollow with hearth and straight gutter-trenches and then to another saying, There was my tent and there lay Hamdan el

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Theirs were the most indistinctive signatures in the lot.

    The Planet Strappers

  • The poems of Goeckingk contain allusions [30] to Sterne, to be sure partly indistinctive and insignificant, which, however, tend in the main to a ridicule of the Yorick cult and place their author ultimately among the satirical opponents of sentimentalism.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany A Contribution to the Study of the Literary Relations of England and Germany in the Eighteenth Century

  • The name was taken out of the Psalms for the Fourteenth Day of the Month, and was bestowed on her in obedience to her father's conviction that, where parents were constrained to give their child so indistinctive a surname as Smith, they ought to counterbalance it with a Christian name more original and vivacious.

    Sydney Smith

  • To Indians the word progress meant the passage of the soul through aeons of reincarnation towards a blissful absorption into the inconceivable void of indistinctive existence, as when at last a jar is broken and the space inside it returns to space.

    Essays in Rebellion


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