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distinguished

dis·tin·guished

distinguished

 
 
pronunciation:
dih stIng gwihsht
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: marked by excellence or renown; eminent.
We'll be hearing from two distinguished speakers this evening.His courage and wisdom made him a distinguished leader.
synonyms:
celebrated, eminent, esteemed, famous, illustrious, notable, noted, prominent, renowned
antonyms:
mediocre, obscure, undistinguished
similar words:
acclaimed, conspicuous, great, major, preeminent, remarkable, salient, venerable, well-known
definition 2: dignified in conduct or appearance.
He looks so distinguished in his tuxedo.
synonyms:
dignified, distingué, elegant, stately
antonyms:
undignified
similar words:
genteel, grand, refined
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