a : serving to distinguish <the distinctive flight of the crane>
b : having or giving style or distinction <a distinctive table setting>
: capable of making a segment of utterance different in meaning as well as in sound from an otherwise identical utterance
— dis·tinc·tive·ly adverb
— dis·tinc·tive·ness noun
Examples of DISTINCTIVE
- He had a very distinctive walk.
- This wine has a more distinctive flavor than that one.
- The store sells only the most distinctive chocolates.
First Known Use of DISTINCTIVE
Related to DISTINCTIVE
- disparate, dissimilar, distant, distinct, different, distinguishable, diverse, nonidentical, other, unalike, unlike
- alike, identical, indistinguishable, kin, kindred, like, parallel, same, similar
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