English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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a discrimination between things as different and distinct
"it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"
eminence, distinction, preeminence, notenoun
high status importance owing to marked superiority
"a scholar of great eminence"
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
a distinguishing quality
"it has the distinction of being the cheapest restaurant in town"
a distinguishing difference
"he learned the distinction between gold and lead"
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The distinction's pretty clear. I know Stephen Moore.Moore. I know Stephen Moore.Moore philosophy, I know Stephen Moore.Moore economic positions, I know Stephen Moore.Moore credentials, I know Stephen Moore.Moore heart, and I think Stephen Moore.Moore'd be a good addition to the Fed. The issues that have been raised about Stephen Moore.Moore, none of them disqualify Stephen Moore.Moore.
There are hundreds of sanctuary jurisdictions across the country. Some left-wingers use the dreadful euphemism "civil liberties safe zones" to describe them. The phrase blurs the distinction between citizens and non-citizens by implying illegal aliens somehow possess a civil right to be present in the U.S.
Maryland is home to some of the most gerrymandered districts in the country, a distinction we should not be proud of.
Anybody whos running for office -- right, left, or center -- always points out where they think America can do better, where they think America needs to go. But theres a fundamental distinction between people who think we need to lean into and strengthen Americas core values, whether it be our constitutional values, the rule of law, the principles of Western civilization, or people who think we basically think we need to turn America into Venezuela.
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
Translations for distinction
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- отли́чие, разлика, разли́чиеBulgarian
- distincióCatalan, Valencian
- vyznamenání, rozdílCzech
- Unterschied, AuszeichnungGerman
- ero, kunniaFinnish
- distinction, différenceFrench
- 区別, 違いJapanese
- distinksjon, forskjellNorwegian
- różnica, wyróżnienie, odznaczeniePolish
- diferență, distingere, distingibilitate, deosebire, distincțieRomanian
- ра́зница, разграниче́ние, отли́чие, разли́чиеRussian
- skillnad, distinktionSwedish
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