in·​dis·​tin·​guish·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) , -ˈstiŋ-wi- \

Definition of indistinguishable

: not distinguishable: such as
a : lacking identifying or individualizing qualities seemingly indistinguishable alternatives
b : not clearly recognizable or understandable indistinguishable differences
c : indeterminate in shape or structure indistinguishable forms in the mist

Other Words from indistinguishable

indistinguishability \ ˌin-​di-​ˌstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) , -​ˌstiŋ-​wi-​ \ noun
indistinguishableness \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) , -​ˈstiŋ-​wi-​ \ noun
indistinguishably \ ˌin-​di-​ˈstiŋ-​gwi-​shə-​blē How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) , -​ˈstiŋ-​wi-​ \ adverb

Examples of indistinguishable in a Sentence

indistinguishable differences that can be measured only electronically indistinguishable shapes in the fog
Recent Examples on the Web Yet the despotism and nihilism of Marxism, Stalin’s cause, is ultimately indistinguishable from the power outlook at the heart of Putinism. Bartle Bull, WSJ, 4 May 2022 From a distance, the mouth of the creek was indistinguishable from the thick tangle of mangroves that concealed it — as if the narrow waterway were only willing to reveal itself to those who knew to look. New York Times, 21 Feb. 2022 With the roof up, the GTS is virtually indistinguishable from the 296GTB. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 19 Apr. 2022 Those pieces of content read as though written by a human and are often indistinguishable from the work of a copywriter. Noel Ortiz, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 First, many northern cities have black populations indistinguishable in proportion from southern cities. Dominic Pino, National Review, 18 Mar. 2022 Roberts counters by saying the eight proposals are virtually indistinguishable from the tentative agreement that was overwhelming voted down by the union last April. William Thornton |, al, 31 Mar. 2022 On the other hand, dense frozen vegetables such as carrots, green beans or corn may be virtually indistinguishable from fresh when added to a soup or a stew. Susan Puckett, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 Most of the songs, especially on the album’s sluggish second half, are virtually indistinguishable from each other. Washington Post, 23 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of indistinguishable

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Indistinguishable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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in·​dis·​tin·​guish·​able | \ ˌin-di-ˈstiŋ-gwi-shə-bəl How to pronounce indistinguishable (audio) \

Kids Definition of indistinguishable

: impossible to recognize as different

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