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indistinct

[in-di-stingkt] /ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋkt/
adjective
1.
not distinct; not clearly marked or defined:
indistinct markings.
2.
not clearly distinguishable or perceptible, as to the eye, ear, or mind:
He heard an indistinct muttering.
3.
not distinguishing clearly:
After the accident he suffered from indistinct vision and faulty hearing.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin indistinctus. See in-3, distinct
Related forms
indistinctly, adverb
indistinctness, noun
Synonyms
2. blurred, clouded, dim.
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British Dictionary definitions for in-distinct

indistinct

/ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt/
adjective
1.
incapable of being clearly distinguished, as by the eyes, ears, or mind; not distinct
Derived Forms
indistinctly, adverb
indistinctness, noun
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Word Origin and History for in-distinct

indistinct

adj.

c.1400 (implied in indistinctly "equally, alike"), from Latin indistinctus "not distinct, confused," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + distinctus (see distinct). Related: Indistinctly; indistinctness.

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