Lacking distinction; unexceptional: an undistinguished career
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- 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.
run-of-the-mill, ordinary, middle-of-the-road, average, common, commonplace, everyday, workaday, quotidian, pedestrian, suburban, mundane, mediocre, humdrum, prosaic, lacklustre, unexceptional, indifferent, forgettable, unmemorable, uninspired, unimpressive, unexciting, unspectacular, uneventful, unremarkable, inconsequential, unnoticeable, inconspicuous, characterless, featureless, nondescript, plain, simple, fair, not bad, passable, all right, middling, moderate;
hackneyed, trite, jejune;
North American garden-variety
informal nothing special, no big deal, no great shakes, nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, not so hot, not up to much, not much cop, OK, okay, so-so, bog standard, (plain) vanilla, fair-to-middling, a dime a dozen
British informal common or garden
Australian/New Zealand informal half-pie
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