Definition of distinguished in English:


Line breaks: dis|tin¦guished
Pronunciation: /dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃt


1Very successful, authoritative, and commanding great respect: a distinguished American educationist
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  • I have the ultimate respect for the distinguished actor, but his Judy Garland red plastic clogs were nothing short of ridiculous.
  • He is a knowledgeable scholar who went on to become one of rugby's most distinguished and successful medal winners.
  • It also celebrates a distinguished female ethnomusicologist and her significant contribution to the field.
1.1Dignified and noble in appearance or manner: that hairstyle makes you look quite distinguished
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  • As Rick says, the paper now has a distinguished European appearance.
  • True, his facial features are hardly delicate, but his white hair and beard lend him a distinguished, elegant appearance.
  • He's greying, but in a distinguished manner, at the temples and behind the ears.

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