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Tuesday word: Nondescript

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Nondescript (adjective)
non·de·script [non-di-skript]


adjective
1. of no recognized, definite, or particular type or kind: a nondescript novel; a nondescript color.
2. undistinguished or uninteresting; dull or insipid: The private detective deliberately wore nondescript clothes.

noun
3. a person or a thing of no particular or notable type or kind.

Related Words for nondescript
unremarkable, uninspiring, ordinary, common, empty, garden, colorless, dull, featureless, indescribable, indeterminate, mousy, unexceptional, uninteresting, vague, characterless, unclassified, unmemorable

Synonyms
See more synonyms for nondescript on Thesaurus.com
1. undistinctive, usual, ordinary, unexceptional.

Origin: 1675–85; non- + Latin descriptus (past participle of describere to describe, define, represent; see describe)

Examples from the Web for nondescript
Contemporary Examples of nondescript

I met Hutcherson at a nondescript hotel suite in downtown Toronto.

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Josh Hutcherson on the J. Law Hacking Scandal and Life After 'The Hunger Games'
Marlow Stern
September 11, 2014

In between a female sex shop and trendy boutiques is a nondescript store selling all manner of bras, corsets, and other lingerie.

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New York's Sexiest Kosher Corsets
Emily Shire
August 20, 2014

My sleep is again hot and disrupted, but thankfully the dreams are nondescript .

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Gaza, You're No Good For My Marriage
Josh Robin
August 9, 2014

At the center of allegations about a political cover-up is a nondescript Edwardian terraced house in West London.

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Alleged U.K. Parliamentary Pedophile Ring Hushed Up for Decades
Nico Hines
July 8, 2014

Less than 25 minutes from the Navy Yard, Sharpshooters Small Arms Range is the definition of nondescript .

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A Visit to Sharpshooters, Where Aaron Alexis Bought His Shotgun
Miranda Green
September 18, 2013

Historical Examples of nondescript
The nondescript knew two Miss Dorrits; one who was born inside—That was the one!

Little Dorrit
Charles Dickens

He was dressed in the nondescript costume he had worn at their first meeting.

The Heart of Thunder Mountain
Edfrid A. Bingham

All the rooms were empty except for some nondescript lumber in one or two.

Within the Tides
Joseph Conrad

The pilot and one of the nondescript men were the first over.

A World is Born
Leigh Douglass Brackett

The waistcoat is nondescript , but the boots are irreproachable.

Canada and the Canadians
Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Tags: adjective, n, noun, wordsmith: simplyn2deep
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