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Meaning of INDISTINCT

Pronunciation:  `indi'stingkt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"
 

INDISTINCT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: bedimmed, bleary, blurred, blurry, cloudy, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy, nebulose, nebulous, shadowy, vague, veiled, wispy
 
 Antonyms: distinct
 
 See Also: indefinite, unclear

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`dis*tinct"\, a. [L. indistinctus: cf. F.
indistinct. See {In-} not, and {Distinct}.]
1. Not distinct or distinguishable; not separate in such a
   manner as to be perceptible by itself; as, the indistinct
   parts of a substance. ``Indistinct as water is in water.''
   --Shak.

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

         When we come to parts too small four our senses, our
         ideas of these little bodies become obscure and
         indistinct.                           --I. Watts.

         Their views, indeed, are indistinct and dim.
                                               --Cowper.

Syn: Undefined; indistinguishable; obscure; indefinite;
     vague; ambiguous; uncertain; confused.

 
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