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distinguished

adjective

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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