adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)t\

: not easily seen, heard, or recognized : not distinct or clear

Full Definition of INDISTINCT

:  not distinct: as
a :  not sharply outlined or separable :  blurred <indistinct figures in the fog>
b :  faint, dim <an indistinct light in the distance>
c :  not clearly recognizable or understandable :  uncertain
in·dis·tinct·ly \-ˈstiŋ(k)t-lē, -ˈstiŋ-klē\ adverb
in·dis·tinct·ness \-ˈstiŋ(k)t-nəs, -ˈstiŋk-nəs\ noun

Examples of INDISTINCT

  1. indistinct figures in the fog
  2. <managed to discern a blurry, indistinct shadow through the downpour>


Latin indistinctus, from in- + distinctus distinct
First Known Use: 1526

Rhymes with INDISTINCT

INDISTINCT Defined for Kids


adjective in·dis·tinct \ˌin-di-ˈstiŋt\

Definition of INDISTINCT for Kids

:  not easily seen, heard, or recognized <indistinct voices>
in·dis·tinct·ly adverb


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