What does Distinguished mean?

Definitions for Distinguished
dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃtdis·tin·guished

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinguishedadjective

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

    "our distinguished professor"

  2. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterialadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. distinguishedadjective

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

    The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.

  2. distinguishedadjective

    Having a dignified appearance or demeanor

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

  3. distinguishedadjective

    Specified, noted.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Distinguishedparticipial adj.

    Eminent; transcendent; extraordinary.

    Etymology: from distinguish.

    For sins committed, with many aggravations of guilt, the furnace of wrath will be seven times hotter, and burn with a distinguished fury. John Rogers, Serm. 3.

    Never on man did heav’nly favour shine
    With rays so strong, distinguish’d, and divine. Alexander Pope, Odyss.

Wikipedia

  1. Distinguished

    In law, to distinguish a case means a court decides the holding or legal reasoning of a precedent case will not apply due to materially different facts between the two cases. Two formal constraints constrain the later court: the expressed relevant factors (also known as considerations, tests, questions or determinants) in the ratio (legal reasoning) of the earlier case must be recited or their equivalent recited or the earlier case makes an exception for their application in the circumstances otherwise it envisages, and the ruling in the later case must not expressly doubt (criticise) the result reached in the precedent case.The ruling made by the judge or panel of judges must be based on the evidence at hand and the standard binding authorities covering the subject-matter and areas of law cited in or plainly relevant to the dispute (they must be followed). This means that a precedent will be dealt to (in English and Scottish law known instead as applied to) a case with similar facts, in which a decision can then be distinguished based upon this, or it may be cited with approval but found to be inapplicable on bases reconcilable with the earlier decision's reasoning.

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  1. distinguished

    Distinguished generally refers to someone or something noted for significant achievement, admirable characteristics, high standing, or excellent qualities. This noteworthy status often comes from a high level of accomplishment or a significant contribution to a particular field, typically marked by exceptional talent, skill, intelligence, or excellence. In a broader sense, it can also mean being distinctive, separate, or different from others in a noticeable or remarkable way.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinguished

    of Distinguish

  2. Distinguishedadjective

    marked; special

  3. Distinguishedadjective

    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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Distinguished in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Distinguished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Distinguished in a Sentence

  1. George Bernard Shaw:

    Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices.

  2. Eddie Murphy:

    I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Kennedy Center and to join the distinguished list of past recipients of this award, it's going to be great!

  3. Paul Kelly:

    Michael Taylor is a distinguished veteran and patriot, and both and he and his son deserve a full and fair hearing regarding these issues, both before the courts and the executive branch.

  4. Mark Zuckerberg:

    We think that it wouldn't be right for us to do fact checks for politicians, i certainly think our policies have distinguished us from some of the other tech companies in terms of being stronger on free expression and giving people a voice.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    Trump's continuing ethnic slurs and rants against everyone, including a distinguished federal judge, I think makes my point rather conclusively.

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