C17: from non- + Latin dēscriptus, past participle of dēscribere to copy, describe
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graded adjective & adjective [usu ADJ n]
If you describe something or someone as nondescript, you mean that their appearance is rather dull, and not at all interesting or attractive. ⇒ Europa House is one of those hundreds of nondescript buildings along the Bath Road. ⇒ ...a nondescript woman of uncertain age. ⇒ Her clothes told me nothing: they were about as nondescript and lacking in chic as it was possible to be.