undistinguished

adjective un·dis·tin·guished \ ˌən-di-ˈstiŋ-(g)wisht \
Updated on: 9 Jan 2018

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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First Known Use of undistinguished

1600


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