Definition of Nondescript

1. Noun. A person is not easily classified and not very interesting.

Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul



2. Adjective. Lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting. "A nondescript novel"
Exact synonyms: Characterless
Similar to: Ordinary

Definition of Nondescript

1. a. Not hitherto described; novel; hence, odd; abnormal; unclassifiable.

2. n. A thing not yet described; that of which no account or explanation has been given; something abnormal, or hardly classifiable.

Definition of Nondescript

1. Adjective. (context: biology now rare) Not described (in the academic literature); undescribed, unidentified. ¹

2. Adjective. Without distinguishing qualities or characteristics; unexceptional. ¹

3. Noun. An undistinguished, unexceptional person or thing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nondescript

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nondescript

nondepreciated
nondepreciating
nondepressed
nondepression
nondepressive
nondepressives
nonderivable
nonderivational
nonderivative
nonderivatized
nonderived
nondermal
nondescendant
nondescendants
nondescribable
nondescript (current term)
nondescriptive
nondescriptly
nondescriptness
nondescripts
nondesensitizing
nondesert
nondeserted
nondesertion
nondeserving
nondesign
nondesignated
nondesignating
nondesignative
nondesigned

Literary usage of Nondescript

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1. Curiosities of Natural History by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1882)
"I am sorry to say I can get no history of this nondescript. I first saw him in the shop of Mr. Wareham, china curiosity-dealer, at the corner of St. ..."

2. Salaminia (Cyprus). by Alessandro Palma di Censola (1884)
"A few more occur in the class of nondescript objects. It must be understood that many golden antiquities found in the tombs of Cyprus and in other countries ..."

3. Kate Beaumont by John William De Forest (1872)
"(Here the nondescript roars in a manner which may be described as nothing less than human. ... A terrible nondescript ; long gray fur, such as one sees in ..."

4. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"The mind is called upon to deal with a nondescript nondescript being half Monkey and half man ; having long tails and walking on all fours, ..."

5. A Handbook of Greek Sculpture by Ernest Arthur Gardner (1896)
"... but the great majority of early works of sculpture in Greece will be found to fall easily under one of these classes. (a) nondescript draped type, ..."

6. Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the by Charles Waterton (1879)
"The nondescript.—Altered physiognomy.—Gold and silver mines.—Changes of government.—Politics. —India-rubber.—An ingenious deception. ..."

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