Definition of distinctive
- the distinctive flight of the crane
- a distinctive table setting
- a writer with a distinctive prose style
He had a very distinctive walk.
This wine has a more distinctive flavor than that one.
The store sells only the most distinctive chocolates.
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: having a quality or characteristic that makes a person or thing different from others : different in a way that is easy to notice
: appealing or interesting because of an unusual quality or characteristic
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to grant as a privilege or special favor
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