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Synonyms and Antonyms of distinguished

  1. 1 having or showing a formal and serious or reserved manner <heads turned as the well-dressed, distinguished couple strode through the hotel lobby> Synonyms august, distingué, dignified, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, statelyRelated Words decorous, proper, seemly; grave, grim, po-faced [British], sober, somber (or sombre); aristocratic, elegant, elevated, handsome, lordly, magisterial, majestic, nobleNear Antonyms coarse, crass, crude, improper, indecent, uncouth, unseemly, vulgarAntonyms flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, silly, undignified

  2. 2 standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement <a distinguished astronomer who is widely respected in the field> Synonyms astral, bright, eminent, illustrious, luminous, noble, notable, noteworthy, outstanding, preeminent, prestigious, redoubtable, signal, star, superiorRelated Words celebrated, exalted, famed, famous, glorious, honored, renowned, reputable; infamous, notorious; dominant, paramount, predominantNear Antonyms insignificant, minor, unimportant; average, inferior, mediocre; obscure, uncelebrated, unsung

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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