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distinct

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of distinct

  1. 1 being not of the same kind two distinct approaches to the same problem Synonyms of distinct disparate, dissimilar, distant, different, distinctive, distinguishable, diverse, nonidentical, other, unalike, unlikeWords Related to distinct divers, miscellaneous, mixed, several, sundry, variant, varied, various; differentiable, discriminable; alternate, alternative, individual, particular, peculiar, single; disproportionate, divergent, unequalNear Antonyms of distinct equal, selfsame; equivalent, tantamount; akin, analogous, comparable, homological, homologous, related; homogeneous, homogenous, uniformAntonyms of distinct alike, identical, indistinguishable, kin, kindred, like, parallel, same, similar

  2. 2 not subject to misinterpretation or more than one interpretation a person with a distinct Scottish accent Synonyms of distinct 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, unmistakableWords Related to distinct 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 of distinct 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 of distinct ambiguous, clouded, cryptic, dark, enigmatic (also enigmatical), equivocal, indistinct, mysterious, nonobvious, obfuscated, obscure, unapparent, unclarified, unclear, unclouded

  3. 3 of a particular or exact sort I left distinct instructions that my books were not to be touched Synonyms of distinct concrete, express, especial, peculiar, precise, set, special, specificWords Related to distinct lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms of distinct general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms of distinct nonspecific

  4. 4 serving to identify as belonging to an individual or group one of the distinct traits of a preliterate society Synonyms of distinct classic, diagnostic (also diagnostical), discriminating, characteristic, distinctive, distinguishing, identifying, individual, peculiar, proper, symptomatic, typicalWords Related to distinct idiosyncratic; identifiable, pronounced, unmistakable; general, generic; common, normal, regular, usual; especial, particular, special, specific; archetypal (also archetypical), model, paradigmaticAntonyms of distinct atypical, nontypical, uncharacteristic, untypical

Synonym Discussion of distinct

distinct, separate, discrete mean not being each and every one the same. distinct indicates that something is distinguished by the mind or eye as being apart or different from others.
    • two distinct versions
separate often stresses lack of connection or a difference in identity between two things.
    • separate rooms
discrete strongly emphasizes individuality and lack of connection.
    • broke the job down into discrete stages

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