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dɪˈstɪŋk tɪvdis·tinc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinctive, typicaladjective

    of a feature that helps to distinguish a person or thing

    "Jerusalem has a distinctive Middle East flavor"- Curtis Wilkie; "that is typical of you!"

  2. classifiable, distinctiveadjective

    capable of being classified

Wiktionary

  1. distinctiveadjective

    that serves to distinguish between things

  2. distinctiveadjective

    that is characteristic or typical of something

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Distinctiveadjective

    Etymology: from distinct.

    For from the natal hour, distinctive names,
    One common right the great and lowly claims. Alexander Pope, Ody.

    Credulous and vulgar auditors readily believe it, and the more judicious and distinctive heads do not reject it. Brown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinctiveadjective

    marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar

  2. Distinctiveadjective

    having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. distinctif.]

Editors Contribution

  1. distinctive

    To have a specific form or way of creating or expressing.

    As humans we have similar qualities and distinctive form or ways of creating and expressing ourselves.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinctive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4124

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinctive' in Adjectives Frequency: #567

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinctive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinctive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of distinctive in a Sentence

  1. Sam Wasser:

    Wildlife populations are separated over space and time and these separated populations accumulate mutations that make them more distinctive from one another, and highly traceable.

  2. Paul Pierson:

    What's distinctive now is not that majorities have a hard time getting their way ; it's that minorities have [ the ability ] to get their way.

  3. Imran Aamir:

    She was a very shy, reserved girl, like any regular girl, with nothing distinctive about her, who knows what compelled her to do what she did? But she did not learn it at al-Huda.

  4. Randal Taylor:

    I believe it is reasonable to believe that this gun is the individual's, it is a distinct-looking gun with an orange slide and an elongated grip. We are aware of photos showing the driver holding a similar distinctive weapon on social media sites.

  5. Richard Harris:

    Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.

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