nondescript


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Related to nondescript: immense, poignant, agog, aforementioned, arduous, unctuous, tumultuous

non·de·script

 (nŏn′dĭ-skrĭpt′)
adj.
Lacking distinctive qualities; having no individual character or form: "This expression gave temporary meaning to a set of features otherwise nondescript" (Katherine Anne Porter).

[non- + Latin dēscrīptus, past participle of dēscrībere, to describe; see describe.]

non′de·script′ n.

nondescript

(ˈnɒndɪˌskrɪpt)
adj
lacking distinct or individual characteristics; having no outstanding features
n
a nondescript person or thing
[C17: from non- + Latin dēscriptus, past participle of dēscribere to copy, describe]

non•de•script

(ˌnɒn dɪˈskrɪpt)

adj.
1. undistinguished or dull; without interest or character: a nondescript novel; nondescript clothes.
2. of no recognized or specific type or kind.
n.
3. a nondescript person or thing.
[1675–85; non- + Latin dēscrīptus, past participle of dēscrībere to describe, define, represent; see describe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nondescript - a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.nondescript - lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting; "women dressed in nondescript clothes"; "a nondescript novel"
ordinary - not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"

nondescript

Translations
غَريب، غَيْر مألوف، لا يُمْكِن تَحْديدُه
nevýraznýnijaký
intetsigende
nehezen meghatározható
tilkomulítill, sem erfitt er aî lÿsa
neaprašomas
nenosakāma izskata-nenoteikts
kişiliksizsıradan

nondescript

[ˈnɒndɪskrɪpt] ADJ [person, clothes, face] (= unremarkable) → anodino; (= uninteresting) → insulso, soso; [building, furniture] → corriente; [colour] → indefinido

nondescript

[ˈnɒndɪskrɪpt] adj [building, person, clothes, appearance] → quelconquenon-drinker [ˌnɒnˈdrɪŋkər] npersonne f qui ne boit pas d'alcoolnon-drip [ˌnɒnˈdrɪp] adj [paint] → qui ne coule pas

nondescript

adj taste, colourunbestimmbar; person, appearanceunauffällig, unscheinbar (pej)

nondescript

[ˈnɒndɪˌskrɪpt] adj (person, clothes) → qualunque inv; (colour) → indefinito/a

nondescript

(ˈnondiskript) adjective
having no noticeable, interesting or memorable characteristics. a nondescript sort of building.
References in classic literature ?
It was a stormy, windy night, such as raises whole squadrons of nondescript noises in rickety old houses.
So, within ten minutes after we had first glimpsed this nondescript he was one of us, and with his coat off and hard at it.
I was now, it seemed, cut off upon both sides; behind me the murderers, before me this lurking nondescript.
He was wholly absorbed in the making of a nondescript machine, a sort of crude harmonica with a clock-spring reed, a magnet, and a wire.
Two of the brutes were Wolf-beasts, and came forward with quivering nostrils and glittering eyes; the third was the horrible nondescript of bear and bull.
A sixth was a nondescript, representing “a man with a shirt-collar open,” to use the language of Richard, “with a laurel on his head-it was Julius Caesar or Dr.
Hereupon I bethought me of looking immediately before my nose, and there, sure enough, confronting me at the table sat a personage nondescript, although not altogether indescribable.
His tail, you perceive, is held aloft by his two principal concubines, Elline and Argelais; and his whole appearance would be infinitely prepossessing, were it not for the protuberance of his eyes, which will certainly start out of his head, and the queer color of his face, which has become nondescript from the quantity of wine he has swallowed.
Such a senseless lie, too, yet it shattered her nerves and made her connect these Emersons, friends of Cecil's, with a pair of nondescript tourists.
In those early days she had been much loved by others of her own sex and age, and had used to be seen about the village as one of three--all nearly of the same year--walking home from school side by side; Tess the middle one--in a pink print pinafore, of a finely reticulated pattern, worn over a stuff frock that had lost its original colour for a nondescript tertiary--marching on upon long stalky legs, in tight stockings which had little ladder-like holes at the knees, torn by kneeling in the roads and banks in search of vegetable and mineral treasures; her then earth-coloured hair handing like pot-hooks; the arms of the two outside girls resting round the waist of Tess; her arms on the shoulders of the two supporters.
There are the gushing young ladies who, having read "David Copperfield," have thereupon sought out a small, longhaired dog of nondescript breed, possessed of an irritating habit of criticising a man's trousers, and of finally commenting upon the same by a sniff indicative of contempt and disgust.
As soon as the men of the various regiments began to disperse among the wealthy and deserted houses, the army was lost forever and there came into being something nondescript, neither citizens nor soldiers but what are known as marauders.