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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. distinction

    A characteristic belongs to the nature or character of the person, thing, or class, and serves to identify an object; as, a copper-colored skin, high cheek-bones, and straight, black hair are characteristics of the American Indian. A sign is manifest to an observer; a mark or a characteristic may be more difficult to discover; an insensible person may show signs of life, while sometimes only close examination will disclose marks of violence. Pallor is ordinarily a mark of fear; but in some brave natures it is simply a characteristic of intense earnestness. Mark is sometimes used in a good, but often in a bad sense; we speak of the characteristic of a gentleman, the mark of a villain. Compare ATTRIBUTE; CHARACTER.

    Synonyms:
    attribute, attribute, character, characteristic, feature, indication, mark, peculiarity, property, quality, sign, singularity, trace, trait

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  1. distinction

    Synonyms:
    difference, separation, dignity, eminence

    Antonyms:
    unity, identity, debasement, insignificance, degradation

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. differentiation, distinctionnoun

    a discrimination between things as different and distinct

    "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

    Synonyms:
    specialization, preeminence, note, specialisation, eminence, differentiation

  2. eminence, distinction, preeminence, notenoun

    high status importance owing to marked superiority

    "a scholar of great eminence"

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, annotation, tubercle, note, government note, banknote, banker's bill, preeminence, bank bill, short letter, eminence, musical note, bill, bank note, tuberosity, line, notation, tone, greenback, note of hand, promissory note, billet

  3. distinctionnoun

    a distinguishing quality

    "it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, preeminence, note, eminence

  4. distinctionnoun

    a distinguishing difference

    "he learned the distinction between gold and lead"

    Synonyms:
    differentiation, preeminence, note, eminence

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  1. distinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    discrimination, notation of difference

  2. distinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    repute, reputation, celebrity, note, name, fame, renown, account, credit, respectability, eminence, superiority

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  1. distinctionnoun

    Synonyms:
    discrimination, eminence, celebrity, renown, fame, repute, prominence

    Antonyms:
    indistinction, indiscrimination promiscuity, obscurity

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How to use distinction in a sentence?

  1. Shelly Palmer:

    Most technology is neither good nor bad, that distinction is reserved for people.

  2. Thomas Fuller:

    An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

  3. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Let us keep courage and try to be patient and gentle. And let us not mind being eccentric, and make distinction between good and evil.”

  4. Japan Deputy Governor Masayoshi Amamiya:

    The chance is very low that a new scheme to boost regional finances would affect interest rate formation in the market as a whole, even if there’s any effect, it could be fully offset by monetary adjustment. In that sense, there’s a clear distinction from monetary policy.

  5. Keith Pogson:

    There is a clear distinction between investment outflows that will ultimately lead to foreign direct investment in China, and hot money that's gone forever, the ChemChina deal is a very astute transaction and we will continue to see a fairly high level of such transactions, and this is not contrary to the outflow control objective.


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