(used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation
"our distinguished professor"
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"
celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious
The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.
Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
Her father was a distinguished gentleman, albeit a poor one.
Let X be a topological space with a distinguished point p.
separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds
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Rank popularity for the word 'distinguished' in Adjectives Frequency: #828
The numerical value of distinguished in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of distinguished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
But, over a distinguished two-decade career, this workhorse of the Senate would prove he was anything but.
Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
With Tidjane Thiam, a strong and distinguished leader with an impressive track record in the global financial services industry will take the helm of our bank.
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