undistinguished


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un·dis·tin·guished

 (ŭn′dĭ-stĭng′gwĭsht)
adj.
1.
a. Marked by no peculiar quality; not distinguished; ordinary: an undistinguished appearance.
b. Lacking particularly good qualities; mediocre: an undistinguished performance.
2. Not separated from others into categories.
3. Unnoticed; unperceived: an undistinguished face in the crowd.

undistinguished

(ˌʌndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt)
adj
1. not particularly good or bad: an undistinguished career.
2. without distinction: undistinguished features.

un•dis•tin•guished

(ˌʌn dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃt)

adj.
1. having no distinguishing marks or features.
2. without any claim to distinction.
3. not separated or categorized.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undistinguished - not worthy of notice
unnoticeable - not noticeable; not drawing attention; "her clothes were simple and unnoticeable"- J.G.Cozzens

undistinguished

undistinguished

adjective
Translations

undistinguished

[ˈʌndɪsˈtɪŋgwɪʃt] ADJmediocre

undistinguished

[ˌʌndɪˈstɪŋgwɪʃt] adj [person, career] → quelconque

undistinguished

adj performance(mittel)mäßig; appearancedurchschnittlich

undistinguished

[ˌʌndɪsˈtɪŋgwɪʃt] adj (pej) (person) → qualunque, mediocre; (career, design, performance) → mediocre
an undistinguished poet → un poetucolo
an undistinguished wine → un vino qualsiasi
References in classic literature ?
He could have borne to live an undistinguished life, but not to be forgotten in the grave.
The wife of a free trapper to be equipped and arrayed like any ordinary and undistinguished squaw?
Their arrival at Albany was undistinguished by any remarkable event, though Julia looked in vain through the darkness of the night, in quest of the fertile meadows and desert islands which Anna had mentioned in her letter.
Fanny with doubting feelings had risen to meet him, but sank down again on finding herself undistinguished in the dusk, and unthought of.
As for its legs, the right was a hoe handle, and the left an undistinguished and miscellaneous stick from the woodpile.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
He went down there"--and he jerked his thumb over his shoulder in one of his undistinguished gestures-- "and can't have passed three lamp-posts yet.
and had found that he was not so undistinguished as he had supposed.
For some years, in spite of a loud voice, a large presence, an aggressive swagger, and an implacable manner, he had been an undistinguished member of most of the existing aeronautical associations.
He was a man, apparently of middle age, of middle height, clean-shaven, with good but undistinguished features, dark eyes, very clear and very bright, which showed, indeed, but little need of the pince-nez which hung by a thin black cord from his neck.
No one could have called him handsome, no one could have found him undistinguished.
Sir Robert Walpole, ruling the country with unscrupulous absolutism, had now put an end to the employment of literary men in public life, and though Johnson's poem 'London,' a satire on the city written in imitation of the Roman poet Juvenal and published in 1738, attracted much attention, he could do no better for a time than to become one of that undistinguished herd of hand-to-mouth and nearly starving Grub Street writers whom Pope was so contemptuously abusing and who chiefly depended on the despotic patronage of magazine publishers.