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nondescript (adj.)

also non-descript, 1680s, in scientific usage, "not hitherto described" (a sense now obsolete), coined from non- "not" + Latin descriptus, past participle of describere "to write down, copy; sketch, represent" (see describe). General sense of "not easily described or classified," hence "of no particular kind," is from 1806.

updated on July 08, 2019

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Definitions of nondescript from WordNet
1
nondescript (n.)
a person is not easily classified and not very interesting;
2
nondescript (adj.)
lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting;
women dressed in nondescript clothes
a nondescript novel
Synonyms: characterless
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