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in·dis·tinct

indistinct

 
 
pronunciation:
In dih stIngkt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not clearly defined or delineated; vague; blurred.
My memory of him is indistinct.
synonyms:
bleary, blurred, fuzzy, misty, murky, obscure, vague
antonyms:
distinct, emphatic, sharp
similar words:
ambiguous, cloudy, dim, dubious, equivocal, faint, filmy, general, hazy, indefinite, muddy, nebulous, shadowy, thick
definition 2: not clearly perceived or perceiving.
At certain points in the recording, the words were indistinct.He has indistinct vision in his left eye.
synonyms:
muffled, mumbled, muttered
antonyms:
distinct
similar words:
cloudy, dim, fleeting, inaudible, murky, nebulous, obscure, thick, vague
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)indistinct increasingly, rather, relatively
(adj.)indistinct + adverb first
(adj.)indistinct + noun background, barrier, blob, border, boundary, chatter, cloud, cytoplasm, distance, dream, envelope, figure, grunt, horizon, image, landscape, light, noise, pant, reality, scene, shade, shadow, shape, sound, voice [See all][See only the most frequent]
derivations: indistinctly (adv.), indistinctness (n.)
Word Parts  About this feature
The word indistinct contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.