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distinction

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of distinction

  1. 1 exceptionally high quality a shop selling native handicrafts of distinction Synonyms of distinction choiceness, excellence, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, preeminence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacyWords Related to distinction faultlessness, flawlessness, impeccability, perfectness; goodness, value, worth; consequence, importance, notabilityNear Antonyms of distinction averageness, badness, crumminess, inferiority, mediocrity, ordinariness, worthlessness

  2. 2 a quality that gives something special worth has the distinction of being the oldest house in the city Synonyms of distinction cardinal virtue, excellence, excellency, grace, merit, value, virtueWords Related to distinction advantage, edge, plus, superiorityNear Antonyms of distinction blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negativeAntonyms of distinction deficiency, demerit, disvalue

  3. 3 public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement I did all of the work, and the other guy got all the distinction Synonyms of distinction acclaim, accolade, applause, bay(s), credit, glory, homage, honor, kudos, laud, laurels, props [slang], réclame, sunWords Related to distinction celebrity, fame, renown, repute; compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute; acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody; citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation; elevation, enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification

  4. 4 the fact or state of being above others in rank or importance a number of physicians of national distinction serve on the staff of the teaching hospital Synonyms of distinction eminence, dominance, noteworthiness, paramountcy, preeminence, preponderance, preponderancy, prepotency, prestigiousness, primacy, superiority, supremacy, transcendenceWords Related to distinction celebrity, fame, famousness, glory, honor, kudos, renown, reputation, repute; megastardom, stardom, superstardom; greatness, illustriousness, nobleness, notableness; ascendance (also ascendence), ascendancy (also ascendency), authority, domination, dominion; influence, power, prestige, weight; infamy, notorietyNear Antonyms of distinction insignificance; inferiority, mediocrity; obscureness, obscurity

  5. 5 something given in recognition of achievement won a number of distinctions in her long career as an actress Synonyms of distinction accolade, blue ribbon, decoration, award, honor, kudo, plume, premium, prizeWords Related to distinction badge, crown, cup, laurel, medal, order, plaque, plate, ribbon, trophy; applause, bravo, encomium, eulogy, hallelujah, homage, paean, panegyric, plaudit, tribute; citation, commendation, compliment, honorable mention

  6. 6 the quality or state of being different the distinction between the two photographic prints escapes me Synonyms of distinction contrast, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distance, difference, distinctiveness, distinctness, diverseness, diversity, otherness, unlikenessWords Related to distinction deviance, divergence; differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability; change, modification, variation; conflict, discord, discordance, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, disunity, friction, strife; variability, variance; anomalousness, dichotomy, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity; disproportion, imbalance, inequality, nonequivalenceNear Antonyms of distinction identicalness, identity; accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence, parallelism, similitude; equality, equivalence, equivalency; homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformityAntonyms of distinction alikeness, analogousness, analogy, community, likeness, resemblance, sameness, similarity

  7. 7 the state of being kept distinct the distinction between liberty and license is often violated in today's freewheeling society Synonyms of distinction demarcation, discreteness, discrimination, separationWords Related to distinction differentiation; isolation, segregationNear Antonyms of distinction blurring, confusion



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