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DISTINGUISHED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does distinguished mean? 

DISTINGUISHED (adjective)
  The adjective DISTINGUISHED has 3 senses:

1. (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
2. used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
3. set apart from other such things

  Familiarity information: DISTINGUISHED used as an adjective is uncommon.


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DISTINGUISHED (adjective)


Sense 1distinguished [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

Synonyms:

distinguished; eminent

Context examples:

our distinguished professor / an eminent scholar / a great statesman

Similar:

important; of import (of great significance or value)


Sense 2distinguished [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

Synonyms:

distinguished; imposing; magisterial; grand

Context examples:

his distinguished bearing / the monarch's imposing presence / she reigned in magisterial beauty

Similar:

dignified (having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance)


Sense 3distinguished [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set apart from other such things

Similar:

differentiated (made different (especially in the course of development) or shown to be different)


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