Definition of indiscernible in US English:



  • Impossible to see or clearly distinguish.

    • ‘It was as indiscernible and unimportant as my newly inflected mid-Atlantic accent.’
    • ‘Neither showed any sign of having seen the other; and before long she was nothing but a dot hazed through dust, then indiscernible from scenery.’
    • ‘The some what older suburbs of North Tyneside have houses which look indiscernible from each other.’
    • ‘It was filmed from a ferry, and at some distance, leading to the creature's features being indiscernible, and over all being very small on screen.’
    • ‘But more importantly it is able to tap in to the psyche, the primeval, the indiscernible something that makes us human beings.’
    • ‘The room holds six women and three children at the moment, packed in with almost indiscernible spaces between them.’
    • ‘What that means is works that avoid melodic drama and any narrative sense, instead building on drawn-out repetition and evolution in almost indiscernible increments.’
    • ‘This play is not for those easily bored by indiscernible, confusing stories that demand heavy philosophical thought.’
    • ‘Upon one of the boughs, high off the ground, almost indiscernible from the night around it, a hunched form sat motionless, as if waiting.’
    • ‘It was a subtle welling, almost indiscernible.’
    • ‘The most basic function of food preference, or sense of taste, is the ability to detect the almost indiscernible subtleties of the foods we eat.’
    • ‘Instead, what you get is the indiscernible voice of a child singing in which I have concluded to be a mélange of Chinese and Arabic slang.’
    • ‘Instead, it was tender, but unfortunately any jalapeno flavour was indiscernible.’
    • ‘Then, the light flew high and higher, until it was indiscernible from the stars.’
    • ‘All she could see was a light purple mist that clouded anything beyond into indiscernible shapes.’
    • ‘He stares at my clothes with an indiscernible look, waits for a second, then shrugs imperceptibly and returns to his work.’
    • ‘Apparently these people are elected by students to represent them, but what these guys are doing is indiscernible, nothing they do seems to concern students.’
    • ‘She glanced at him again, but he was focused on some indiscernible thing in front of him, his jaw clenched as they walked forward.’
    • ‘The haze ate into their eyes, making the sounds more vivid and the sights all blend together in indiscernible colored shapes.’
    • ‘Someone at the other center had took it, printed it out and handed it to the guy with the box for some indiscernible reason.’
    unnoticeable, imperceptible, invisible, undetectable, indistinguishable, unapparent, inappreciable, barely perceptible, impalpable, unobtrusive, impossible to detect, hidden
    indistinct, unclear, fuzzy, obscure, vague, indefinite, nebulous, amorphous, shadowy, dim, hard to make out
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