from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary: an undistinguished appearance.
- adj. Lacking particularly good qualities; mediocre: an undistinguished performance.
- adj. Not separated from others into categories.
- adj. Unnoticed; unperceived: an undistinguished face in the crowd.
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- adj. Not distinguished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not distinguished; not so marked as to be distinctly known from another; not discerned or discriminated.
- Not treated with distinction or marked respect. Not separated from others by extraordinary qualities; not famous; not distinguished by particular eminence: as, undistinguished people.
- Not having an air of distinction: as, an undistinguished appearance or mien.
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- adj. not worthy of notice
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So far, she’s been ... undistinguished is the most kind thing that can be said, awful is more accurate.
With the Seagram fortune at his disposal, Bronfman embarked on a foray into the entertainment business that many described as undistinguished, culminating in the sale of Seagram and its entertainment holdings (Universal Studios and Universal Music Group) to Vivendi, a diversified French concern.
Eshoo, noting the "undistinguished" ranking the U.S. has in world broadband standings, said that network built with public funds should be open.
The rubble had hardly stopped vibrating in Iraq when our cocky Commander-in-Chief -- himself an "undistinguished" former Air National Guard pilot -- shamelessly played dress-up in a navy flight suit to declare "mission accomplished" in Iraq.
I thought the Republicans were saying that Kerry's senate career was "undistinguished" and that nothing he did in his nineteen years in office was of any consequence.
At 26-47 the best way to describe the Knicks 'season so far is "undistinguished".
This is a man who has lived 36 undistinguished, meaningless, pointless, failure-laden years and who at this moment looks for an escape, any escape, any way, anything, anybody, to get out of the rut.
This, of course, made him "undistinguished," unprepared for national office, and the very idea of putting him on a national ticket was practically ridiculous.
My state is foremost among them as our Republican delegation to Washington, headed by Hutchison and Cornyn, is probably the most undistinguished group of men and women that could be found in our noble state.
All of a sudden, the undistinguished chunk of Murchison on display at the museum looked not so homely to me anymore.