Synonyms and Antonyms of distinction
exceptionally high quality
- a shop selling goods of distinction
choiceness, excellence, excellency, first-rateness, greatness, perfection, preeminence, primeness, superbness, superiority, supremacy
a quality that gives something special worth
- It has the distinction of being the oldest house in the city.
public acknowledgment or admiration for an achievement
- I did all of the work, and the other guy got all the distinction.
celebrity, fame, renown, repute
compliment, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, toast, tribute
acclamation, ovation, plaudit, praise, rave, rhapsody
citation, commendation, kudo, note, recommendation
enshrinement, enthronement, exaltation, glorification
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.
dominance, eminence, noteworthiness, preeminence, preponderance, preponderancy, prestigiousness, primacy, superiority, supremacy, transcendence
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
something given in recognition of achievement
- Kate won a number of distinctions in her long career as an actress.
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
the quality or state of being different
- The distinction between the two photographic prints escapes me.
contrast, difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, distance, distinctiveness, distinctness, diverseness, diversity, otherness, unlikeness
differentiability, discriminability, distinguishability
change, modification, variation
anomalousness, dichotomy, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, nonconformity
accordance, agreement, conformity, congruity, correspondence, parallelism, similitude
equality, equivalence, equivalency
homogeneity, homogeneousness, uniformity
the state of being kept distinct
- the distinction between liberty and license