Definition of nondescript in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌnändəˈskript/


Lacking distinctive or interesting features or characteristics: she lived in a nondescript suburban apartment block
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  • To them, he is just another nondescript resident who strives hard for a square meal a day.
  • Huesca was as nondescript a provincial town as our friends had said it would be.
  • Now 19 men waited in nondescript hotel rooms to board four flights the next morning.


A nondescript person or thing.
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  • It is the most costly farce ever misinterpreted by a group of nondescripts.
  • The patron is a nondescript in late middle age who shakes his head.



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  • The temperature reads 81 degrees on a typically hot July day in South Carolina, and a 55-foot sport fishing boat sits almost nondescriptly in the waters off of Hilton Head Island.
  • Dressing nondescriptly can broadcast the message, ‘I'm not looking.’
  • The Badger was a bit past middle age, and dressed nondescriptly.


Pronunciation: /-ˈskrip(t)nis/
Example sentences
  • In fact, when Sir William visited the college last year, he was an inspiration to today's students, who were struck by the essential humility of the man, his apparent nondescriptness, yet, his extraordinary sense of achievement.


Late 17th century (in the sense 'not previously described or identified scientifically'): from non- + obsolete descript 'described, engraved' (from Latin descriptus).

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Syllabification: non·de·script

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