un·​dis·​tin·​guished | \ ˌən-di-ˈstiŋ-(g)wisht How to pronounce undistinguished (audio) \

Definition of undistinguished

: not distinguished: such as
a : not marked by eminence, distinction, or quality a bland, undistinguished pop album an undistinguished career
b : not perceived as distinct : not differentiated The disease [syphilis] was first noticed in Europe at the end of the fifteenth century, though it may have existed before then undistinguished from leprosy.— Wayne Biddle

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Recent Examples on the Web But because of his undistinguished undergraduate experience, he was rejected by all of them save one. Quanta Magazine, 5 July 2022 Petrakov grew up playing in the Soviet soccer system and had a long if undistinguished playing career that included a short stint with an army team before the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2022 His own playing career was undistinguished and consisted mostly of stints with lower-division clubs — and even a few games with a Soviet military team. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2022 Vegetarian choices, some not bad, some completely undistinguished, appear and disappear from menus. Los Angeles Times, 5 Apr. 2022 This completed a series of mostly undistinguished U.S. sales reports from the big vehicle manufacturers. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 4 Apr. 2022 Newspapers devoted endless inches to this woman who had climbed from undistinguished beginnings to become one of the richest ladies in Britain. Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2022 Gary and Alana return to the undistinguished masses. Armond White, National Review, 14 Jan. 2022 Dallas Green is technically the third to manage both teams, albeit it for mostly undistinguished stints. Larry Fleisher, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of undistinguished

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Undistinguished.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undistinguished. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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