Definition of indistinct adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkt//
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that cannot be seen, heard or remembered clearly synonym vague, hazy an indistinct figure in the distance His memory of the incident was somewhat indistinct. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin indistinctus, from in- ‘not’ + distinctus ‘separated, distinguished’ (from the verb distinguere, from dis- ‘apart’ + stinguere ‘put out’).
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