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Definition without distinct or individual characteristics — perhaps dull and uninteresting
  • She dresses in nondescript clothes.
nondescript = uninteresting (lacking distinct or individual characteristics)
  • Their headquarters is in a nondescript office building on Main.
  • nondescript = uninteresting (lacking distinct or individual characteristics)
  • She had minor roles in a series of nondescript films.
  • nondescript = uninteresting
  • "Hush," he said to Ann Taylor, his fat nondescript dog.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • nondescript = not noteworthy
  • It was a raw, nondescript time of year, toward the end of November, the kind of wet, self-pitying November day when every speck of dirt stands out clearly.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • nondescript = lacking distinction
  • The men all wore nondescript business suits, and though their features were as different one from the other as the features of men on earth, there was also a sameness to them.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • nondescript = without individual characteristics
  • They seemed to be standing on some kind of nondescript, flat surface.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • nondescript = lacking distinct or individual characteristics
  • Little disregarded patches of ground revealed that they had been gardens all along, and nondescript underbrush around the gymnasium and the river broke into color.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • nondescript = lacking distinction
  • They had pulled into a muddy parking lot that surrounded a nondescript building with several rows of windows.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • You saw a nondescript man in a black ski mask.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He'd flown from San Francisco down to Santa Barbara in the company helicopter, and rented a nondescript-looking Ford at the small airport.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • It was a stormy, windy night, such as raises whole squadrons of nondescript noises in rickety old houses.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Fonzi ushered us to a nondescript car, parked on the street.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • His nose was nondescript.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • The waiting room has several nondescript blondwood chairs in it, with seats upholstered in olive green, and three end tables.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • He was a shorthaired dog, gray with black and brown spots — to call him nondescript would be a kindness.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • It sits on a nondescript street in a new shopping complex not far from Dachau, the first concentration camp opened by the Nazis.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • The most nondescript of all the Cullens' cars was still outrageous on this street.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • Capitol Hill comprised a few stores, a few nondescript hotels and boardinghouses clustered near a half-finished sandstone Capitol.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Alexander rode up: a young man; nondescript face but very capable.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels

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