What does distinctive mean?

Definitions for distinctive
dɪˈstɪŋk tɪvdis·tinc·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word distinctive.

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say distinctive in sign language?

  1. distinctive

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. Oprah Winfrey:

    I think she presses her audience -- whether or not they agree with her -- to be accountable for what their perspective is, i think she does push her audience in a way that's very distinctive from anyone else who has graced the talk show stage.

  2. Des Bray:

    Clearly somebody has gone to the effort of making that quilt for somebody that they care about and love, it's extremely distinctive and it's impossible to believe that somebody doesn't know who had that quilt.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    A sustainable global peace lies only in reconsidering and changing distinctive and monopolized thoughts and policies within ruling minds since practically that cost nothing. However, such precious belief, faith, and step can constitute equality, security, and justice everywhere.

  4. John Reilly:

    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.

  5. Unknown Russian:

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

Images & Illustrations of distinctive

  1. distinctivedistinctivedistinctivedistinctivedistinctive

Popularity rank by frequency of use

distinctive#10000#10110#100000

Translations for distinctive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for distinctive »

Translation

Find a translation for the distinctive definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these distinctive definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "distinctive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 30 Sep. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/distinctive>.

    Are we missing a good definition for distinctive? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for distinctive:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.