indistinct

Is it hard to tell what someone is saying? Can you not see something clearly? Anything hard to make out is indistinct.

Indistinct things are fuzzy, unclear, and hard to see or understand. A whisper can be indistinct. A clear, confident speaker is not indistinct. People like to say what a cloud is shaped like, but clouds are generally pretty indistinct — that's why different people will see different shapes in the same cloud. When we're writing, speaking, or drawing, we should try to be distinct, not indistinct — because we want to be understood.

Definitions of indistinct
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adj not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

indistinct shapes in the gloom”
“an indistinct memory”
“only indistinct notions of what to do”
Synonyms:
unclear
not clear to the mind
indefinite
vague or not clearly defined or stated
bedimmed
made dim or indistinct
bleary, blurred, blurry, foggy, fuzzy, hazy, muzzy
indistinct or hazy in outline
cloudy, nebulose, nebulous
lacking definite form or limits
dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy
lacking clarity or distinctness
faint
indistinctly understood or felt or perceived
veiled
muted or unclear
Antonyms:
distinct
easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
clear
readily apparent to the mind
definite
precise; explicit and clearly defined
chiseled, well-defined
having a clean and distinct outline as if precisely cut along the edges
clean-cut, clear, clear-cut
clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible
crisp, sharp
(of something seen or heard) clearly defined
crystalline
distinctly or sharply outlined
defined, outlined
showing clearly the outline or profile or boundary
knifelike
having a sharp or distinct edge
razor-sharp
very clearly delineated
precise
sharply exact or accurate or delimited
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