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Pronunciation:  di'stinggwisht

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  set apart from other such things
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  (used of persons) standing above others in character or attainment or reputation; "our distinguished professor"; "an eminent scholar"; "a great statesman"

DISTINGUISHED is a 13 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: differentiated, dignified, eminent, great, important, imposing, magisterial, of import



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dis*tin"guished\, a.
1. Marked; special.

         The most distinguished politeness.    --Mad. D'

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

Syn: Marked; noted; famous; conspicuous; celebrated;
     transcendent; eminent; illustrious; extraordinary;
     prominent. -- {Distinguished}, {Eminent}, {Conspicuous},
     {Celebrated}, {Illustrious}. A man is eminent, when he
     stands high as compared with those around him;
     conspicuous, when he is so elevated as to be seen and
     observed; distinguished, when he has something which
     makes him stand apart from others in the public view;
     celebrated, when he is widely spoken of with honor and
     respect; illustrious, when a splendor is thrown around
     him which confers the highest dignity.

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