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distinguished

[ dih-sting-gwisht ]
/ dɪˈstɪŋ gwɪʃt /
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adjective
made conspicuous by excellence; noted; eminent; famous: a distinguished scholar.
having an air of distinction, dignity, or eminence: a distinguished old gentleman.
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Origin of distinguished

First recorded in 1700–10; distinguish + -ed2

synonym study for distinguished

1. See famous.

OTHER WORDS FROM distinguished

dis·tin·guished·ly, adverbnon·dis·tin·guished, adjectivewell-dis·tin·guished, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH distinguished

distinctive, distinguished
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How to use distinguished in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for distinguished

distinguished
/ (dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt) /

adjective
noble or dignified in appearance or behaviour
eminent; famous; celebrated
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