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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.
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Although Maria's mother most likely was not a slave (slavery was abolished in Curasao in 1863), her voicelessness and nondescriptness nonetheless point to the maintenance of the same social hierarchies of slavery and suggest a certain universalization of her character: through allegory, it is feasible to read Maria's mother as the representative of all Black women on the island; her universality is the cause for her silence and yet also the reason that the reader is supposed to know her story.
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