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Definitions for distinctive
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.

ChatGPT

  1. distinctive

    Distinctive refers to a characteristic, quality, or attribute that makes someone or something clearly different or unique, enabling it to stand out from others. It is something easily noticed or recognized due to its dissimilarity.

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. Unknown Russian:

    Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination.

  2. Karen Testa:

    There is no one better suited to this new role than Jeff. His relentless pursuit of fresh, competitive stories driven by words, photos, video, data will compel an even higher level of distinctive journalism from this region.

  3. Constable Nick Lingham:

    It is clear those responsible would have needed a large vehicle such as a flatbed truck and may have also needed to lift it by mechanical means, it is a hugely distinctive object and it is unlikely the offenders will find it that easy to sell on as scrap or to a collector. Because of its sheer size Police Constable Nick Lingham are hoping people may have seen it being transported and also asking members of the public to keep their eyes open and report anything suspicious.

  4. Francis of Assisi:

    Grant me the treasure of sublime poverty: permit the distinctive sign of our order to be that it does not possess anything of its own beneath the sun, for the glory of your name, and that it have no other patrimony than begging.

  5. John Reilly:

    I’m extremely excited about Ocean Explorer and I know our guests, of all ages, are going to love this fun, interactive and educational new area of the park, the opportunity to see and learn about some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures, coupled with a mix of distinctive rides and activities, will give our visitors a meaningful experience only SeaWorld can create.

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