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ˌɪn dɪˈstɪŋktin·dis·tinct

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indistinctadjective

    not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

    "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"


  1. indistinctadjective

    not clearly defined or not having a sharp outline; faint or dim

  2. indistinctadjective

    hazy or vague

  3. indistinctadjective

    difficult to understand

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Indistinctadjective

    Etymology: indistinct, Fr. in and distinctus, Latin.

    That which is now a horse, even with thought,
    The rack dislimns, and makes it indistinct
    As water is in water. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.

    She warbled in her throat,
    And tun'd her voice to many a merry note;
    But indistinct, and neither sweet nor clear. Dryden.

    When we speak of the infinite divisibility of matter, we keep a very clear and distinct idea of division and divisibility; but when we come to parts too small for our senses, our ideas of these little bodies become obscure and indistinct. Isaac Watts.

    We throw out our eyes for brave Othello,
    Ev'n 'till we make the main and th' aerial blue
    An indistinct regard. William Shakespeare, Othello.


  1. indistinct

    Indistinct refers to something that is not clearly recognizable, distinguishable, or defined due to being blurry, unclear, vague, or uncertain. It could relate to objects, sounds, thoughts, or ideas that lack clarity or precision. It may also refer to things or details that are difficult to perceive or differentiate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Indistinctadjective

    not distinct or distinguishable; not separate in such a manner as to be perceptible by itself; as, the indistinct parts of a substance

  2. Indistinctadjective

    obscure to the mind or senses; not clear; not definite; confused; imperfect; faint; as, indistinct vision; an indistinct sound; an indistinct idea or recollection

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Indistinct

    in-dis-tingkt′, adj. not plainly marked: confused: not clear to the mind: dim, imperfect, as of the senses.—adj. Indistinct′ive, not capable of making distinctions.—n. Indistinct′iveness.—adv. Indistinct′ly.—ns. Indistinct′ness, Indistinc′tion, confusion: absence of distinction, sameness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of indistinct in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of indistinct in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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