Definitions for distinguisheddɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•tin•guisheddɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃt(adj.)

  1. made conspicuous by excellence; eminent; famous.

  2. having an air of distinction or dignity.

  3. conspicuous; marked.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinguished(adj)

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

    "our distinguished professor"

  2. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial(adj)

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

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. distinguished(adjective)ɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃt

    successful and well respected

    a distinguished professor; a distinguished career in business


  1. distinguished(Adjective)

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

    The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.

  2. distinguished(Adjective)

    Having a dignified appearance or demeanor

    Her father was a distinguished gentleman, albeit a poor one.

  3. distinguished(Adjective)

    Specified, noted.

    Let X be a topological space with a distinguished point p.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinguished

    of Distinguish

  2. Distinguished(adj)

    marked; special

  3. Distinguished(adj)

    separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinguished' in Adjectives Frequency: #828

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


famous or outstanding

a distinguished scientist.

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