: marked by eminence, distinction, or excellence <distinguished leadership>
: befitting an eminent person <a distinguished setting>
Examples of DISTINGUISHED
- She is distinguished for her achievements in genetic research.
- <heads turned as the well-dressed, distinguished couple strode through the hotel lobby>
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Related to DISTINGUISHED
- august, distingué, dignified, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, stately
- flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified
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