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Definitions for distinguished
dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃtdis·tin·guished

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distinguishedadjective

    (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation

    "our distinguished professor"

  2. distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterialadjective

    used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person

    "his distinguished bearing"; "the monarch's imposing presence"; "she reigned in magisterial beauty"

Wiktionary

  1. distinguishedadjective

    celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious

    The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians.

  2. distinguishedadjective

    Having a dignified appearance or demeanor

    Her father was a distinguished gentleman, albeit a poor one.

  3. distinguishedadjective

    Specified, noted.

    Let X be a topological space with a distinguished point p.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Distinguishedparticipial adj.

    Eminent; transcendent; extraordinary.

    Etymology: from distinguish.

    For sins committed, with many aggravations of guilt, the furnace of wrath will be seven times hotter, and burn with a distinguished fury. John Rogers, Serm. 3.

    Never on man did heav’nly favour shine
    With rays so strong, distinguish’d, and divine. Alexander Pope, Odyss.

Wikipedia

  1. Distinguished

    In law, to distinguish a case means a court decides the holding or legal reasoning of a precedent case will not apply due to materially different facts between the two cases. Two formal constraints constrain the later court: the expressed relevant factors (also known as considerations, tests, questions or determinants) in the ratio (legal reasoning) of the earlier case must be recited or their equivalent recited or the earlier case makes an exception for their application in the circumstances otherwise it envisages, and the ruling in the later case must not expressly doubt (criticise) the result reached in the precedent case.The ruling made by the judge or panel of judges must be based on the evidence at hand and the standard binding authorities covering the subject-matter and areas of law cited in or plainly relevant to the dispute (they must be followed). This means that a precedent will be dealt to (in English and Scottish law known instead as applied to) a case with similar facts, in which a decision can then be distinguished based upon this, or it may be cited with approval but found to be inapplicable on bases reconcilable with the earlier decision's reasoning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Distinguished

    of Distinguish

  2. Distinguishedadjective

    marked; special

  3. Distinguishedadjective

    separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; -- applied to persons and deeds

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'distinguished' in Adjectives Frequency: #828

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinguished in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinguished in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of distinguished in a Sentence

  1. Roger Wicker:

    I note that the distinguished Democratic leader has a great admiration for the distinguished representative from the state of Wyoming, Rep. Cheney, he waxes on about her judgment and her courage. I would point out to my colleagues that this newfound hero of Sen. Schumer voted no on H.R. 1 and perhaps he should follow her logic and her judgment on that since he has joined me in admiration of Rep. Cheney.

  2. Jamie Raskin:

    The impeachment manager Mr. Ciccilinecorrectly and accurately quoted a newspaper account which the distinguished senator has taken objection to. So we're happy to withdraw it on the grounds that it is not true and we are going to withdraw it this evening without any prejudice to the ability to resubmit if possible and then we could debate it if we need it.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    Knowledge is destroyed by associating with the base; with equals equality is gained, and with the distinguished, distinction.

  4. Michael Emptage:

    He was a wonderful actor with a long and distinguished career in film, television and theatre and was respected as a man of directness, sincerity, and honesty.

  5. Edward Dowden:

    Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. suspicious
    • B. reassuring
    • C. abrupt
    • D. dependable

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