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Lacking distinction; unexceptional.‘an undistinguished career’
run-of-the-mill, ordinary, middle-of-the-road, average, common, commonplace, everyday, workaday, quotidian, pedestrian, suburban, mundane, mediocre, humdrum, prosaic, lacklustre, unexceptional, indifferent, forgettable, unmemorable, uninspired, unimpressive, unexciting, unspectacular, uneventful, unremarkable, inconsequential, unnoticeable, inconspicuous, characterless, featureless, nondescript, plain, simple, fair, not bad, passable, all right, middling, moderatehackneyed, trite, jejunegarden-varietynothing special, no big deal, no great shakes, nothing to write home about, nothing to get excited about, not so hot, not up to much, not much cop, ok, okay, so-so, bog standard, fair-to-middling, a dime a dozencommon or gardenornery, bush-leaguehalf-pieView synonyms
- ‘The walls are blank and white, everything is plain and undistinguished in the low light.’
- ‘Consider the man's long and massively undistinguished record.’
- ‘But what we get is a musically undistinguished, lyrically trite rock-show, tricked out with vampirism, incest and gore.’
- ‘His dad, Milt, had an undistinguished professional career after starring at Louisville.’
- ‘Strictly speaking, it means commonplace, undistinguished, but has come to mean pertaining to the people.’
- ‘With a shudder he turned back and entered the ball once more, just as unnoticeable and undistinguished that he had been when he first arrived.’
- ‘He had an undistinguished big-league career as a first and third-baseman.’
- ‘The aircraft enjoyed an undistinguished and short career as a racer before being put up for sale.’
- ‘Well, I will say it's probably the shortest my hair has been since my short and undistinguished time in the U.S. Marines.’
- ‘Until 1994, when he was elected governor of Texas, Bush was known as the undistinguished son of a distinguished father.’
- ‘Faced with entering the working world or graduate school they confront the reality of their undistinguished academic career.’
- ‘This can be seen most clearly in the undistinguished suburban housing development projects.’
- ‘The other three enjoy undistinguished but lengthy careers.’
- ‘Her style is undistinguished and her characterization slight, but sufficient for the exigencies of the form.’
- ‘In my view, it was not very interesting; undistinguished and forgettable are the adjectives I would use.’
- ‘The undistinguished career for the first Delgado racer had come to a very abrupt end.’
- ‘A couple of undistinguished losses hastened the end of his career.’
- ‘Hogg was no ordinary Tory minister, however undistinguished his career.’
- ‘No undistinguished schoolboy could hope for more.’
- ‘Of all my rather undistinguished classmates, one was stunning.’
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