Definition of Distinguished

1. Adjective. (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation. "Our distinguished professor"

Similar to: Important, Of Import



2. Adjective. Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person. "She reigned in magisterial beauty"
Exact synonyms: Grand, Imposing, Magisterial
Similar to: Dignified
Derivative terms: Grandness

Definition of Distinguished

1. a. Marked; special.

Definition of Distinguished

1. Adjective. celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious ¹

2. Adjective. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics) Specified, noted. ¹

4. Verb. (past of distinguish) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Distinguished

1. distinguish [v] - See also: distinguish

Lexicographical Neighbors of Distinguished

distinctions without a difference
distinctive
distinctive feature
distinctively
distinctiveness
distinctly
distinctness
distinctnesses
distincture
distingue
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distinguishability
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distinguishableness
distinguishably
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distinguisher
distinguishers
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distinguisheth
distinguishing
distinguishing characteristic
distinguishingly
distinguishment
distinguishments
distinguishness
distinguisht
distitle

Literary usage of Distinguished

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Text-book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-loving Public by Frank Bertram Wade (1918)
"A Text Book of Precious Stones LESSON I HOW STONES ARE Distinguished FROM ONE ANOTHER Precious Stones Distinguished by their Pro* perties. ..."

2. A Visit to Europe in 1851 by Benjamin Silliman (1854)
"By him I was introduced to the distinguished geologist, M. Constant Provost, professor of geology in the Sorbonne. M. Provost has been the steady and able ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"these species are distinguished from some other borers of their family by the ... The winged insects are readily distinguished by a comparison of the wings ..."

4. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle by Aristotle (1891)
"... in distribution distinguished from what it just in correction. is in office ipso facto stands in relation to others,* and has dealings with them. ..."

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