distinguished

  • 1 Distinguished — Dis*tin guished, a. 1. Marked; special. [1913 Webster] The most distinguished politeness. Mad. D Arblay. [1913 Webster] 2. Separated from others by distinct difference; having, or indicating, superiority; eminent or known; illustrious; applied to …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 distinguished — index best, certain (specific), conspicuous, discrete, disparate, elegant, famous, illustrious …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 distinguished — c.1600, separate, pp. adj. from DISTINGUISH (Cf. distinguish). Sense of famous, celebrated, recorded from 1714; meaning having an air of distinction is from 1748 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 distinguished  — [adj] famous, outstanding acclaimed, aristocratic, arresting, big name*, brilliant, celebrated, conspicuous, dignified, distingué, eminent, especial, esteemed, extraordinary, famed, foremost, glorious, great, highly regarded, honored, illustrious …

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  • 5 distinguished — ► ADJECTIVE 1) dignified in appearance. 2) successful and commanding great respect …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 distinguished — [di stiŋ′gwisht] adj. 1. celebrated; eminent 2. having an air of distinction SYN. FAMOUS …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 distinguished — [[t]dɪstɪ̱ŋgwɪʃt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a person or their work as distinguished, you mean that they have been very successful in their career and have a good reputation. ...a distinguished academic family. ...a distinguished career.… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 Distinguished — Distinguish Dis*tin guish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distinguished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distinguishing}.] [F. distinguer, L. distinguere, distinctum; di = dis + stinguere to quench, extinguish; prob. orig., to prick, and so akin to G. stechen, E. stick …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 distinguished — dis|tin|guished [ dı stıŋgwıʃt ] adjective * 1. ) successful and respected by many people: the distinguished painter known as Grandma Moses a distinguished career in the diplomatic service 2. ) looking impressive and as if you deserve respect.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 distinguished — adjective 1 very successful and therefore respected and admired: a school with a distinguished academic record see famous 2 someone who has a distinguished appearance looks important in a way that makes you respect and admire them: a tall,… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 distinguished */ — UK [dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt] / US adjective 1) successful and respected by many people the distinguished painter known as Grandma Moses a distinguished career in the diplomatic service 2) looking impressive and as if you deserve respect. This word is not… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 distinguished — adjective Date: 1714 1. marked by eminence, distinction, or excellence < distinguished leadership > 2. befitting an eminent person < a distinguished setting > Synonyms: see famous …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 distinguished — distinguishedly, adv. /di sting gwisht/, adj. 1. made conspicuous by excellence; noted; eminent; famous: a distinguished scholar. 2. having an air of distinction, dignity, or eminence: a distinguished old gentleman. 3. conspicuous; marked. [1600… …

    Universalium

  • 14 distinguished — adjective a) celebrated, well known or eminent because of past achievements; prestigious The lecture was attended by many distinguished mathematicians. b) Having a dignified appearance or demeanor Her father was a distinguished gentleman, alb …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 distinguished — dis|tin|guished [dıˈstıŋgwıʃt] adj 1.) successful, respected, and admired ▪ a long and distinguished career 2.) dressed in neat and attractive clothes that are worn by adults, not looking like a young person ▪ a tall distinguished figure in a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 distinguished — See distinctive, distinct, distinguished …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 17 distinguished — adj. Distinguished is used with these nouns: ↑artist, ↑biologist, ↑career, ↑chemist, ↑collection, ↑contribution, ↑critic, ↑diplomat, ↑economist, ↑fellow, ↑gentleman, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 distinguished — adj. distinguished for * * * [dɪs tɪŋgwɪʃt] distinguishedfor …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 distinguished — adjective our distinguished guests Syn: eminent, famous, renowned, prominent, well known; esteemed, respected, illustrious, acclaimed, celebrated, great; notable, important, influential Ant: unknown, obscure …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 distinguished — Synonyms and related words: a cut above, above, absolute, acclaimed, ahead, appropriate, aristocratic, ascendant, assorted, at odds, at variance, august, better, capping, celebrated, certain, characteristic, chosen, concrete, conspicuous,… …

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