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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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Examples for indistinct
  • Everyone would sound as distinctly indistinct as a television newscaster.
  • Such latent prints are often incomplete and indistinct, and might not produce unique matches.
  • Amid contagion, fiscal probity is no protection, and the indistinct line between solvency and insolvency vanishes altogether.
  • With composite video, all the little lines blur together into one indistinct blob.
  • Whitish or yellowish narrow broken eye ring, indistinct dusky eye line.
  • Greenish yellow underparts with indistinct blurry streaks.
  • Gray face with reddish crown, distinct white eye ring, and indistinct reddish eye line.
  • The herons were taking their stations for the night, indistinct on the mud flats.
  • One of them has that hot gas, but the other is more indistinct and the detection of gas isn't as strong.
  • There is still plenty of chatter but it is safe, indistinct noise that remains in the background.
British Dictionary definitions for indistinct

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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