Meaning of undistinguished in English:


Pronunciation /ˌʌndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt/

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  • Lacking distinction; unexceptional.

    ‘an undistinguished career’
    • ‘Hogg was no ordinary Tory minister, however undistinguished his career.’
    • ‘Until 1994, when he was elected governor of Texas, Bush was known as the undistinguished son of a distinguished father.’
    • ‘Strictly speaking, it means commonplace, undistinguished, but has come to mean pertaining to the people.’
    • ‘The other three enjoy undistinguished but lengthy careers.’
    • ‘Faced with entering the working world or graduate school they confront the reality of their undistinguished academic career.’
    • ‘He had an undistinguished big-league career as a first and third-baseman.’
    • ‘His dad, Milt, had an undistinguished professional career after starring at Louisville.’
    • ‘The aircraft enjoyed an undistinguished and short career as a racer before being put up for sale.’
    • ‘The undistinguished career for the first Delgado racer had come to a very abrupt end.’
    • ‘With a shudder he turned back and entered the ball once more, just as unnoticeable and undistinguished that he had been when he first arrived.’
    • ‘But what we get is a musically undistinguished, lyrically trite rock-show, tricked out with vampirism, incest and gore.’
    • ‘A couple of undistinguished losses hastened the end of his career.’
    • ‘In my view, it was not very interesting; undistinguished and forgettable are the adjectives I would use.’
    • ‘The walls are blank and white, everything is plain and undistinguished in the low light.’
    • ‘Her style is undistinguished and her characterization slight, but sufficient for the exigencies of the form.’
    • ‘This can be seen most clearly in the undistinguished suburban housing development projects.’
    • ‘No undistinguished schoolboy could hope for more.’
    • ‘Consider the man's long and massively undistinguished record.’
    • ‘Well, I will say it's probably the shortest my hair has been since my short and undistinguished time in the U.S. Marines.’
    • ‘Of all my rather undistinguished classmates, one was stunning.’
    run-of-the-mill, ordinary, middle-of-the-road, average, common, commonplace, everyday, workaday, quotidian, pedestrian, suburban, mundane, mediocre, humdrum, prosaic, lacklustre, unexceptional, indifferent, forgettable, unmemorable, uninspired, unimpressive, unexciting, unspectacular, uneventful, unremarkable, inconsequential, unnoticeable, inconspicuous, characterless, featureless, nondescript, plain, simple, fair, not bad, passable, all right, middling, moderate
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