in|dis|tinct

in|dis|tinct
in|dis|tinct «IHN dihs TIHNGKT», adjective.
not distinct; not clear to the eye, ear, or mind; confused: »

an indistinct picture, indistinct speech. He had an indistinct memory of the accident. We could hear an indistinct roar from the distant ocean.

SYNONYM(S): undefined, vague, obscure, faint, dim.
[< Latin indistinctus < in- not + distinctus distinguishable, distinct]
in´dis|tinct´ly, adverb.
in´dis|tinct´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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