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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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