nondescript

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From non- +‎ descript.

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Adjective[edit]

nondescript (comparative more nondescript, superlative most nondescript)

  1. (biology, now rare) Not described (in the academic literature); undescribed, unidentified.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 6
      In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
  2. Without distinguishing qualities or characteristics; unexceptional.
    He drove a nondescript silver sedan.

Noun[edit]

nondescript (plural nondescripts)

  1. An undistinguished, unexceptional person or thing.

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