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in·dis·tinct

 (ĭn′dĭ-stĭngkt′)
adj.
1. Not clearly or sharply delineated: an indistinct pattern; indistinct shapes in the gloom.
2. Faint; dim: indistinct stars.
3.
a. Hazy; vague: an indistinct memory; an indistinct notion of how to proceed.
b. Difficult to understand or make out: indistinct speech.

in′dis·tinct′ly adv.
in′dis·tinct′ness n.

indistinct

(ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt)
adj
incapable of being clearly distinguished, as by the eyes, ears, or mind; not distinct
ˌindisˈtinctly adv
ˌindisˈtinctness n

in•dis•tinct

(ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋkt)

adj.
1. not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings.
2. not clearly distinguishable or perceptible.
3. not distinguishing clearly: indistinct vision.
[1520–30; < Latin]
in`dis•tinct′ly, adv.
in`dis•tinct′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.indistinct - not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"
unclear - not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day"
indefinite - vague or not clearly defined or stated; "must you be so indefinite?"; "amorphous blots of color having vague and indefinite edges"; "he would not answer so indefinite a proposal"
distinct - easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined; "a distinct flavor"; "a distinct odor of turpentine"; "a distinct outline"; "the ship appeared as a distinct silhouette"; "distinct fingerprints"

indistinct

indistinct

adjective
Not clearly perceived or perceptible:
Translations
غَيْر مُتَمَيِّز، باهِت
neurčitýnezřetelný
utydelig
nem világos
óljós, óskÿr
neaiškiaineaiškumas
neskaidrs
nezreteľný

indistinct

[ˌɪndɪsˈtɪŋkt] ADJ
1. (= muted) [voice, noise] → indistinto
her words were indistinctno se le entendían las palabras
2. (= blurred) [figure, shape, outline] → poco definido, borroso
the boundaries between the work of the two departments were becoming increasingly indistinctlos límites entre ambos departamentos estaba cada vez menos definidos or más borrosos

indistinct

[ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt] adj
(= hard to see) [shape] → indistinct(e)
[memory, noise] → vague

indistinct

adj object, shape, wordsverschwommen, unklar, undeutlich; noiseschwach, unklar; memoryundeutlich; voiceundeutlich, unklar; lineunscharf

indistinct

[ˌɪndɪsˈtɪŋkt] adj (voice, words) → indistinto/a; (memory, noise) → vago/a

indistinct

(indiˈstiŋkt) adjective
not clear to the eye, ear or mind; not distinct. an indistinct outline of a ship; His speech is rather indistinct.
ˌindiˈstinctly adverb
ˌindiˈstinctness noun

indistinct

adj indistinto
References in classic literature ?
He soon fancied that inexplicable sounds arose from the place, though so indistinct and stolen, as to render not only their nature but even their existence uncertain.
The far-off barking of a dog, a lost shout, the indistinct murmur of some nearer watercourse--mere phantoms of sound--made the silence more irritating.
It was strangely indistinct, however, and less like articulate words than an unshaped sound, such as would be the utterance of feeling and sympathy, rather than of the intellect.
Hester felt herself, in some indistinct and tantalizing manner, estranged from Pearl, as if the child, in her lonely ramble through the forest, had strayed out of the sphere in which she and her mother dwelt together, and was now vainly seeking to return to it.
Far below him the Tappan Zee spread its dusky and indistinct waste of waters, with here and there the tall mast of a sloop, riding quietly at anchor under the land.
I had vague, indistinct yearnings to be a sort of emancipator,--to free my native land from this spot and stain.
Now the view broadens; through the gateway of the sentinel headlands you gaze out over the wide Rhine plain, which stretches away, softly and richly tinted, grows gradually and dreamily indistinct, and finally melts imperceptibly into the remote horizon.
Her mother had died too long ago for her to have more than an indistinct remembrance of her caresses; and her place had been supplied by an excellent woman as governess, who had fallen little short of a mother in affection.
I shall call hills steep, which ought to be bold; surfaces strange and uncouth, which ought to be irregular and rugged; and distant objects out of sight, which ought only to be indistinct through the soft medium of a hazy atmosphere.
But, the suppressed manner had enough of menace in it--not visible and presented, but indistinct and withheld--to alarm Lucie into saying, as she laid her appealing hand on Madame Defarge's dress:
As I went up to my airy old room, the grave shadow of the staircase seemed to fall upon my doubts and fears, and to make the past more indistinct.
As he could hear nothing but indistinct sounds of one deep rough voice (this was while my mind was so busy), he even at last began to doubt whether I was there, when suddenly I cried out loudly, and he answered the cries, and rushed in, closely followed by the other two.