V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: dull, uninteresting, or without any distinguishing characteristics

Synonyms: dull, drab, unremarkable, indistinguishable, uninteresting, common, ordinary, vague

Antonyms: vivid, interesting, unique

Tips: Nondescript is used to describe something that cannot be described by any interesting or unique qualities. This is clear when you break nondescript down to "non" and "descript." Nondescript is also a noun, denoting a person who is uninteresting or unremarkable. For a memory trick, imagine someone asks you to describe the interesting parts of a movie, and as you try to do this, you realize there are "no" interesting parts to "describe." The movie was really nondescript and unremarkable.

Usage Examples:

She chose to wear a fairly nondescript, black suit to the interview. (unremarkable, ordinary)

The article was largely nondescript and gave only perfunctory information. (vague)

Our building is nondescript and hard to describe. (common, indistinguishable)

He is such an ordinary, nondescript guy, that he usually fades into the background in a room full of people. (unremarkable, dull)

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