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dɪˈstɪŋk tɪvdis·tinc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinctive, typical(adj)

    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, distinctive(adj)

    capable of being classified

Wiktionary

  1. distinctive(Adjective)

    that serves to distinguish between things

  2. distinctive(Adjective)

    that is characteristic or typical of something

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinctive(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. distinctif.]

  2. Distinctive(adj)

    having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating

    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

How to pronounce distinctive?

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How to say distinctive in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Dancing is an expression of desire, thoughts, and emotion in a distinctive way.

  3. 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.

  4. Darlene Vendegna-Guare:

    I heard the distinctive sound of a bike falling over.

  5. Markus Binkert:

    When we create lounges we always try to think,' What will be the one distinctive factor ? ,' in this lounge it will be the terrace... this beautiful scenery of the Swiss Alps. It's going to be a destination of its own.

Images & Illustrations of distinctive

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