Synonyms and Antonyms of distinct
1 being not of the same kind <two distinct approaches to the same problem> Synonyms disparate, dissimilar, distant, different, distinctive, distinguishable, diverse, nonidentical, other, unalike, unlikeRelated Words divers, miscellaneous, mixed, several, sundry, variant, varied, various; differentiable, discriminable; alternate, alternative, individual, particular, peculiar, single; disproportionate, divergent, unequalNear Antonyms equal, selfsame; equivalent, tantamount; akin, analogous, comparable, homological, homologous, related; homogeneous, homogenous, uniformAntonyms alike, identical, indistinguishable, kin, kindred, like, parallel, same, similar
2 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation <a person with a distinct Scottish accent> Synonyms apparent, bald, bald-faced, barefaced, bright-line, broad, clear-cut, crystal clear, decided, clear, evident, lucid, luculent, luminous, manifest, nonambiguous, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, pellucid, perspicuous, plain, ringing, straightforward, transparent, unambiguous, unambivalent, unequivocal, unmistakableRelated Words cognizable, cognoscible, comprehendible, comprehensible, digestible, fathomable, graspable, intelligible, knowable, understandable; self-evident, self-explanatory; clean-cut, simple, tidy, uncomplicated; overt, undisguised; appreciable, perceptible, recognizable, sensible, tangible; discernible (also discernable), noticeable, observable, visible; black-and-white, explicit, trenchant, well-defined; clean, decipherable, fair, legible, readableNear Antonyms incomprehensible, indecipherable, unfathomable, unintelligible, unknowable; impalpable, imperceptible, inappreciable, indiscernible, insensible; cloudy, gauzy, gray (also grey), hazy, imprecise, indefinite, indeterminate, misty, murky, nebulous, noncommital, sketchy, slippery, subtle, vague; illegible, undecipherable, unreadableAntonyms ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded
3 of a particular or exact sort <I left distinct instructions that my books were not to be touched> Synonyms concrete, express, especial, peculiar, precise, set, special, specificRelated Words lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms nonspecific
4 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group <one of the distinct traits of a preliterate society> Synonyms classic, diagnostic (also diagnostical), discriminating, characteristic, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, peculiar, proper, symptomatic, typicalRelated Words idiosyncratic; identifiable, pronounced, unmistakable; general, generic; common, normal, regular, usual; especial, particular, special, specific; archetypal (also archetypical), model, paradigmaticAntonyms atypical, nontypical, uncharacteristic, untypical
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