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undistinguished

[uhn-di-sting-gwisht] /ˌʌn dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃt/
adjective
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.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; un-1 + distinguished
Synonyms
1. ordinary, common, unexceptional, unremarkable.
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British Dictionary definitions for un distinguished

undistinguished

/ˌʌndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt/
adjective
1.
not particularly good or bad: an undistinguished career
2.
without distinction: undistinguished features
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Word Origin and History for un distinguished

undistinguished

adj.

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

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