in·​dis·​tinc·​tive ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ(k)-tiv How to pronounce indistinctive (audio)
: lacking distinctive qualities

Example Sentences

a line of indistinctive sportswear that does not justify its premium price point
Recent Examples on the Web The ubiquity of such endeavors often means the results are pretty indistinctive, but numerous things set Williams’s version apart from those of other artists. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, 2 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of indistinctive was in 1846

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“Indistinctive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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