- Lacking distinction; unexceptional: an undistinguished careerMore example sentences
unexceptional, indifferent, run-of-the-mill, middle-of-the-road, ordinary, average, commonplace, mediocre, humdrum, lackluster, forgettable, uninspired, uneventful, unremarkable, inconsequential, featureless, nondescript, middling, moderate• informal garden-variety, by-the-numbers, nothing special, no great shakes, nothing to write home about, OK, so-so, 'comme ci, comme ça', bush-league, blah, plain-vanilla
- 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.