Definitions for distinctive
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word distinctive.
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!"
capable of being classified
that serves to distinguish between things
that is characteristic or typical of something
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar
having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating
Etymology: [Cf. F. distinctif.]
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'distinctive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4124
Rank popularity for the word 'distinctive' in Adjectives Frequency: #567
The numerical value of distinctive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of distinctive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
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.
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.
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.
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
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Translations for distinctive
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- характерен, отличителенBulgarian
- distintiuCatalan, Valencian
- tyypillinen, persoonallinen, luonteenomainen, tunnusomainenFinnish
- отличительный, типичный, дифференциальный, особый, характерный, характеристический, особенный, различительныйRussian
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