Definition of "indistinctness" [in•dis•tinct•ness]

  • The property of being indistinct. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "indistinctness" in a sentence
  • "It is quite clear that what hinders a true understanding of anything is vagueness; and it is by this process of asking questions that vagueness is to be dispelled: for, in the first place, it removes one great vagueness, or indistinctness, which is very apt to beset the minds of many; namely, the not clearly seeing whether they understand a thing or no; and much more, the not seeing what it is that they do understand, and what it is which they do not."
  • "But I don't see how at the same time we are grappling with the "indistinctness" of literature we can also comfortably accede to its "reasoning" -- after all, "the imagination has to keep fitting things together that rational thought would keep apart" -- or its "moralizing.""
  • "I tell myself now, as a profane fact, that I did stand by that river (Methley gathered some seeds from the bushes that grew there), but since that I am away from his banks, “divine Scamander” has recovered the proper mystery belonging to him as an unseen deity; a kind of indistinctness, like that which belongs to far antiquity, has spread itself over my memory, of the winding stream that I saw with these very eyes."