1. not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings.
2. not clearly distinguishable or perceptible, as to the eye, ear, or mind: He heard an indistinct muttering.
3. not distinguishing clearly: After the accident he suffered from indistinct vision and faulty hearing.
bleary, confused, dark, dim, doubtful, faint, fuzzy, hazy, ill-defined, inaudible, inconspicuous, indefinite, indeterminate, indiscernible, indistinguishable, inexact, misty, muffled, murky, shadowy
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2. blurred, clouded, dim.
Origin: 1520–30; < Latin indistinctus. See in- , distinct
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But the images were too dim and indistinct to make out a face or a license plate number.
HERO OR CRIMINAL? JAMES BRADY, THE WTC IRONWORKER WHO JUMPED OFF THE BUILDING|MICHAEL DALY|MARCH 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is clear that they see countries as indistinct numbers, open to endless evaluation.
BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY: DOWNGRADE MOODY’S!|BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY|DECEMBER 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The music was indistinct at first, a faraway muffled sound with a repetitive bass line.
MY PARENTS' BROTHEL|DOUGLAS ROGERS|DECEMBER 6, 2009|DAILY BEAST
The dimness of Councillor Mikulin's eyes seemed to spread all over his face and madeit indistinct to Razumov's sight.
UNDER WESTERN EYES|JOSEPH CONRAD
Captain Arnold, surrounded by dust devils, became a distant, indistinct bulk.
GENERAL MAX SHORTER|KRIS OTTMAN NEVILLE
It was like the passing of a troubled dream, vague and indistinct, but fraught with horribleconceptions.
TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE, VOLUME 1 (OF 2)|JOHN ROBY
What is it, this indistinct knocking, this voice, which though it can be stilled can never be silenced?
THE POTTER AND THE CLAY|ARTHUR F. WINNINGTON INGRAM
Hardly relying on my own interpretation of the indistinct sounds he made, I caused Lizzie to hear them.
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND|CHARLES DICKENS