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Lacking distinguishing qualities; not distinctive.

in′dis·tinc′tive·ly adv.
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1. without distinctive qualities
2. unable to make distinctions; undiscriminating
ˌindisˈtinctively adv
ˌindisˈtinctiveness n
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(ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋk tɪv)

1. without distinctive characteristics.
2. incapable of or not making a distinction; undiscriminating.
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